Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant, to look for inspiration. He has been patiently waiting for you to come into the garden.
Last week I mentioned in my post that it would be fun to paint a whimsical Owl inspired by my new garden pillows with Owls. I received a flood of e-mails from readers saying "yes" to painting a simple Owl.
I painted my Owl on a 6x6 canvas. You can also paint yours on a wood plaque that can be purchased at your local craft store. First, base coat in a color of your choice - I used a light green. I also use Liquiex heavy body paint. Next draw the outline of the Owl - the whimsical Owl is a simple U shape with little ears. Next draw two large circles and then the eyes. I originally planned to paint a tree branch for the Owl to stand on and changed my mind and decided to paint a Sunflower branch.
PI painted my Owl in several shades of brown. Owl eyes are yellow with dark pupils and the beak is an orange.
After you paint the entire Owl - add small lines around the circle of the eyes and little brush strokes to give the feel of feathers. I also added Sunflowers as they remind me of Fall and added an eye hook on top and threaded burlap ribbon through to give a finished look.
The new Owl has taken his place in the garden along with the other little whimsical Fall paintings.
Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your comments, e-mails, visits and those who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions about painting your Owl.
Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin
"I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go". Psalm 32:8