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Pixie the Owl

"Pixie the Owl" 4 x 4 inches, oil on gessoboard


My daughter thinks this is the year of the Owl and that everyone wants a painting of one.  I think she's on to something.  I know I love to see them featured in artwork.  I really love the stylized Owls of the sixties.  They were more than cool.

This little girl is a tiny owl.  I think screech owl.  I did a little research and found that owls can only turn their head about 270 degrees, not the rumored three-sixty.  And for the most part, they are squatters, looking for empty nests or holes in the trees.  They pretty much land and live where they want to.

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