This barn owl (named by the Audubon Society Eyes in the Sky project) is housed in their facility at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and comes out in public every afternoon. I painted her with an eponymous barn and an imaginary friend using primarily transparent acrylics, finishing the painting with several coats of matte acrylic varnish, which give the it an ethereal quality.
These three curlews were striding together along Hendry’s Beach in Santa Barbara when I photographed them in this great pose. I painted them with a white background with just a hint of reflection to emphasize the birds themselves.
Long-Billed Curlews #5 on East Beach, 24″ x 36″ Acrylic on panel. $1500
2 Whimbrels 2 Willets, Acrylic on Panel, 24″ x 36″, $1,200
Whimbrel & Godwit on Hendry’s Beach, 16″ x 20″ Acrylic on Panel, SOLD
Brown Pelican #1, 16″ x 20″ Watercolor, $500
Great Blue Heron #1, Hendry’s Beach, Santa Barbara, 22″ x 22″, Acrylic, $900
Long-billed curlew #1 at Hendry’s Beach: 16″ x 20″ watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper.
Marbled godwits 16″ x 20″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper
Willet #7 11″ x 13″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper
Whimbrel #9, 16″ x 20″ watercolor, $500
*Because the Gallery Owner, Sherry Spear, was flooded out in the Montecito flood, the gallery is mostly open by appointment in the near term. Aim Morhardt can let you in and make sales. Call or text him at (909) 451-3939.