Acrylic sketch on A5 canvas board, painted in around an hour or so.
From a series of four. An abstract little owl (athene noctua) I painted a while back as part of some experiments with speed and play with paint. I’ve often looked back at them and wondered about doing something similar but more detailed.
In Greek mythology, a little owl traditionally represents or accompanies Athena, goddess of wisdom. A strange pick if you ask me as, although they are very very cute, they also tend to look like they’re out of their tiny minds.