I haven't painted an owl before but I just love the vibrant colour of this owls eye that I just had to paint it. I tried something different when painting this one - I used the acrylics more like watercolour paints and did a few washes to build up the painting. Rather pleased how it turned out.
European Eagle Owl measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painting on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Paul Sherman for the reference photo.