199 - Winter Owl

Art Size 11" x 14"
Framed Size 16" x 20"
Original Sold (July 2014)

This proud owl seems to enjoy his cold but beautiful environment. He is alert and ready for life’s challenges. The owl was created primarily from alstroemeria and crocosmia lucifer petals. The sky was "painted" with white poplar leaves. For the foreground, I used multiple layers of melaleuca bark which I harvested from a “shedding” tree earlier this year. This bark has many, many layers with different colors ranging from off white to dark brown. Much of the brown bark on the tree also came from the melaleuca tree. Additional botanicals include brown lily leaves, pompas grass blossoms, evergreen, cosmos, banana peel and hydrangea.