Sandy McDermott * Natural History Art * Instruction in Drawing & Painting
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Now, for Some DRAMA! Leo Has Arrived
Leo 8 x 8" $125
Leo, a long-eared owl, is an ambassador at the Center for Wildlife in York, ME, a wildlife rehabilitation facility. He arrived one day with serious injuries and, although he was cared for and nursed back to health, he wasn't a candidate for release back into the wild. So he lives at the center and participates in educational programs. He's quite a character. I spent a number of visits sitting inside his aviary with him. It always took a long time to find him but once I did he was a great model; he never moved! Perched on a branch, he would stare at me the entire time. Beautiful animal.
This painting was a bit of an experiment for me. Not sure how I feel about it so your response is appreciated.