Owl paintings are a subject I haven’t done a series of as much as I just keep returning to. I might do a series of paintings or maybe three, and then it’s time to do another owl glass painting. Finding myself intrigued by owls, I am not obsessed with them. They are so much easier to hear than to see, and in the area where I live, they can be heard on any given day, but seldom seen.
Though I have written about avian art, the raptors are special for me. Think of the exacting skill, the awareness of body and muscle it requires just to stay alive, let alone to provide for a nest full of owlets. Though the abilities are innate, survival would still be a chore. I believe they are not merely survivors, but warriors.
There are people who specialize in collecting owls of all kinds, for example, ceramic, bisque, wooden and stuffed owls. Some that actually look real, and some, well, not so much.
My glass painting encompasses a wide variety of subjects including but not limited to horses, flowers, seasonal paintings, pet portraits as well as the owl paintings, so please consider taking a look at things that might interest you too.
Some of my Eagles Painted in Reverse on Glass are larger than others. but they are all of the Bald Eagle species as yet. The reason for this I am sure, is because they are the only species of eagle in this part of New York that has been reintroduced to the area.
The first time I saw one, one of my daughters did not believe me. So I painted it. I am sure she still did not believe me, but I felt better. About two years later it became common knowledge they were thriving locally.
Last year an eagle couple built a nest just a few miles from home, but there were too many fans for those modest raptors, so they moved out. You see, apparently someone was bothering them with a drone, and I heard the male eagle had been injured. I do hope the eagle was able to eat the drone first. I do not understand why people feel the need to bother north American wildlife.
When our oldest grandson graduated and was about to go in the USMC, he told my daughter and son-in-law that what he wanted was one of my Eagles Painted in Reverse on Glass, in red, white and blue. So that was his gift from Grandma. It would be great if all teens were so easy to please with avian art.
Avian Art is always basically natural in form. As can be seen in all creatures, their perfection is a work of beauty.
From the small wren to some of the larger raptors, birds are species of perfection.
Where I live in Central New York State we are blessed with a multitude of avian wildlife to observe.
For the first 40 years of my life, I would never have believed that there would be Bald Eagles in this area. That was then.
Since they were reintroduced into the area, they are no longer rarely seen at all.
So, even though some of my avian art in reverse painting on glass is not always as clear as some of my artwork, I can think of no more beautiful and natural subject to paint.
While driving around what the locals here call the back stretch, a road on the north and east side of the air base in Rome one day, I saw an adult Bald Eagle just lifting off the ground with a rabbit in his talons. They were only about 30 feet away from me! By the time I was able to inhale again, it was over. I am truly sorry for anyone who thinks that awful, but it was a magnificent sight to witness!
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Owl Paintings in Reverse Paintings on Glass are a thing I love to look at. There are enough species of ows in central New York to keep me painting for years.
Above, for instance, you will see a Great Horned Owl. The farmers who are still left around here can usually tell you they have a Screech Owl nested nearby. I can not even say how diversified the owl population is in this area.
Some of the species only migrate through, but when they do, it seems as though everyone notices. Don’t quote me on this, but I believe the Snowy owls migrate through the New York area every seven years. The las time it was spectacular!
As eerie and intimidating as their hoots might be, I would invite a few of these in my own area to cut down the mouse population. After all, they are raptors.
Native American lore suggests that it is very unlucky to hear an owl hoot. And they associated owls with death. I guess it is a good thing that only a few tribes lived in this area that I do.
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