Barn Owl Art

Stage 1, laying on background color and texture, leaving rough bird outline.
Stage 2, making the basic shape of the bird.
Stage 3, roughing in some feathers and face.
Stage 4, adding highlights and body beginning to take shape.
Stage 5, nearing completion.  Photographed in bad light, waiting for touch up in daytime.

Here’s the finished barn owl, perched and ready to hunt. 8×10″ acrylic.  I thought it would be fun to show the steps in the process.


About Nancy J. Bailey

Artist, author, bad karaoke singer. Woodsy ragamuffin. Mom of a horse named Clifford who plays fetch and paints with watercolors. He visits libraries and schools with me, to promote literacy and making the world a better place. Yes, he is house trained, no, he doesn't live in my house! I have written three books about Clifford. But my newest book, THE NORTH SIDE OF DOWN, is co-written by my awesome sister Amanda, who has Down syndrome. Her unexpected one-liner wisecracks can always make me laugh. If you make me laugh, you've made my day!
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