6.000 x 8.000 inches
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A Hootiful Moment In Time
Beverley Harper Tinsley
Painting - Watercolor And Graphite
A boldly colorful owl perches fancifully against a loose blue and white background. The vibrant rainbow of colors and patterns suggest this painting as a perfect addition to a child's room, nursery, kitchen, bathroom or anywhere you can appreciate a light-hearted and whimsical element.
With this piece, I wanted to see how far I could push the outrageous colors and still have a recognizable and expressive creature. I really enjoyed the experiment and the outcome. I'll definitely try something like this again.
Owls are among my favorite subjects, and truthfully I can't exactly say why. But they fascinate me with their mysterious appearance, nocturnal activity and long history as a symbol in word mythology and culture.
Owls are a group of birds that belong to the order Strigiformes, constituting 200 extant bird of prey species. Most are solitary and nocturnal, with some exceptions (e.g., the Northern Hawk Owl). Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica, most of Greenland and some remote islands. Though owls are typically solitary, the literary collective noun for a group of owls is a parliament. Owls are characterized by their small beaks and wide faces, and are divided into two families: the typical owls, Strigidae; and the barn-owls, Tytonidae.
The owl spirit animal is emblematic of a deep connection with wisdom and intuitive knowledge. If you have the owl as totem or power animal, youíre likely to have the ability to see whatís usually hidden to most. When the spirit of the animal guides you, you can the true reality and see beyond illusion and deceit. The owl also offers for those who have it a personal totem the inspiration and guidance necessary to deeply explore the unknown and the magic of life.
The owl sees in the dark: As a spirit animal, the owl guides you to see beyond the veil of deception and illusion; it helps see whatís kept hidden. It also symbolizes the ability to cut through illusions and see the real meaning of someoneís action or state of mind.
When the owl is one of your power animals, you have a strong intuition and can access information and wisdom thatís usually hidden to most. The spirit of this animal encourages you to look beyond deceiving appearances into the true reality of a situation or a personís motives.
The owl is a strong spirit guide for discernment and making decision based solid foundations. Call on the owl totem when you have to assess a situation or are going through confusing times.
November 25th, 2012
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