Acrylic sketch on A5 canvas board, painted in around an hour or so.
An abstract short-eared owl (asio flammeus). A sketch from a series of four, the same series of experiments as the previous little owl.
If you absolutely pushed me to pick a favourite British owl, the shorty would be it. A fierce, nomadic, golden eyed, cat with wings, they handily hunt in the daytime so I can admire them (albeit from afar). Given that, I don’t feel I did it much justice with this, but I will definitely be doing more with this beautiful subject in future.