Northern Spotted Owl Chicks

Northern Spotted Owl Chicks ~ 5″ x 7″
watercolor, pen and acrylic ink on watercolor paper
For Sale in my shop starting March 2, 2014
So, I don’t know if you’ve noticed or not, but I’ve been working a bit differently for the last little while. 
I needed a change. I needed to not take myself and my art so damn seriously. I felt bored and stifled. I never learned to play…I know!! Really, I was so afraid to go out on a limb, splash paint around, use crazy colors, break the rules. I played it safe. I got really good at safe. 
BUT…as a wise man once said…
 “Safety is the most unsafe spiritual path you can take. Safety keeps you numb and dead. People are caught by surprise when it is time to die. They have allowed themselves to live so little.” – Stephen Levine
I’m having fun!!

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Grizzly Bear painting in progress shot and finished!!

In progress ~ almost done!

Finito!!

Big Mac ~ 30″ x 40″ oil on canvas


I took a very long break on this guy… Sometimes, when I have had a bad relationship with a painting, I need to hide it for a while and come back to it with fresh eyes. When I’m struggling, all I see is what is wrong, with no idea how to fix it, and if I put it away I can come back to it later, and usually I am able to see exactly where it needs to go. This is what happened here. And he’s done! Hurray!
Here is the link to my last post where I documented the progress… http://tahirihsblog.blogspot.ca/2012/10/in-progress-wildlife-grizzly-bear.html.