Thursday, April 25, 2013

Paint Party Friday...Dreaming of Owls


Happy Weekend and Happy PPF! I am taking Juliette Crane's How to Paint an Owl 2 workshop and this is my painting from lesson one. It's called 'Dream Owl' and I find it very challenging to make the sheer layers of color but found this workshop has really helped me loosen up.


I wasn't able to quite capture the loose dreamy layered style that Juliette has perfected but I'm getting there!


This painting is the very first owl I made in Juliette's first How to Paint an Owl workshop a couple of years ago. My style has definitely become much more complex and layered. I just love owls and I seem to be seeing them everywhere lately!

Hope you have a great weekend and be sure to visit PaintPartyFriday to see more fabulous art! xo

46 comments:

Katherine Wolak said...

I love this owl! You really did a fantastic job on the colouring and everything! So SWEET!

Hugs,

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

These are both sweet, but I love the softness of the first one the best. Blessings and happy PPF!

Enejy clemens said...

Great work with you owl and those colors are beautiful!!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

What wonderful dreamy owls! I love the colours and textures

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING!
happy PPF!
xxx
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA

ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY
MOO-MANIA-CHALLENGE

miriam miller said...

love this!!! love owls and the dreamy soft look.............awesome

Viola said...

What a lovly owl! =) Many beautiful colors and both of them are wonderful! :)

Robin Panzer Art said...

Adorable!

Linda said...

I adore your owls and the latest painting is absolutely FAB Kim!! I'd love to see an actual owl come into my neighborhood. Happy PPF!

Gloria in CA said...

They are darling owls. Great job. Love the colors. Thank you. Happy PPF!

Laura Moore said...

Oh these owls have so much character. Wonderfully done.

Juliette Crane said...

thank you for this sweet post! i just adore your owls!

xo juliette

Beth Morey said...

Beautiful! You totally nailed it!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Marvelous owls, looks like you have really immersed yourself in these birds. Happy PPF

Christine said...

this owl seems more sophisticated, and very feminine, not to mention cute of course!

Dianne said...

Now this just may be the cutest owl I have ever seen--so much loveliness here--

Happy PPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful! Love all the luminous tints and textures in your owl!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Paper rainbow said...

How cute are these! Owls are just fabulous, yours have such character, Thanks for visiting my little space :) Happy PPF

Susan said...

YOur owls are wonderful and I love their backgrounds.

Anne said...

ADORABLE!! Love these paintings. So cute. Great job!!

kat said...

Your owls are so gorgeous, I've loved visiting here and getting a chance to see these lovely works of yours, I love owls too and yours are such an inspiration, thanks for sharing with us!

Marji said...

Your owls are fabulous! As far as getting the layering technique - its just practice now - you've got it. Keep going with this - you are really great at it!

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Dear Kim,
I love your wonderful owls. They are looking so dreamy and soft. The Colors from the first one are gorgeous!
Happy PPF and hugs
Erika

Jessica Sporn said...

I love your owls -- both of them! They are really fascinating and it's true, they seem to be all around these days. Yours are spectacular. Happy PPF and thank you for your kind words on my blog!

Faye said...

You certainly are an expert in owl painting, for sure, Kim. I love the older one for its beautiful face. I love the freedom and gorgeous colors in the newer one. Happy PPF.

Annabelle said...

I"m simply head over heels in love with this cutie pie of an owl!I've painted owls( my favourite) before but never in this style. I would luv to try painting one in more of a whimsical style such as yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

Giggles said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your new dreamy owl...so cute.... It would be adorable on cards....wow love it!! The 2011 is adorable too...but I love all the layers in the new one!!

Hugs Giggles

Jane Coquillon said...

oh my goodness! I love it!

Both of your owls are beautiful, I can also see such growth in your talents. They're lovely :)

Anne Manda said...

Wonderful style, these owls look perfectly adorable! Lovely layers of sweet, soft colors! <3

Dawn said...

adore your owls HPPF Dxx

denthe said...

The first one looks like a very cute, very sweet lady-owl.... Love the little dots everywhere.

Irene Rafael said...

yes your style has changed since the first owl. both have a sweetness to them and your love for owls shines through your art. happy ppf

Dianne said...

both beautiful owl paintings! fun to see how your style has evolved...dreamier & softer, I think. happy PPF!

JoyCorcoran said...

These have a lot of personality, the dream owl is very striking, the color and expression is so lovely. Thanks for sharing your owls :)

soulbrush said...

How adorable, there is just something so sweet about all owls. Happy PPF.

Debbie said...

i love your style! The owls are great!

NatashaMay said...

These are just gorgeous! I love Juliette's style, too. :)

Kirstin McCulloch said...

I think you did a fabulous job with the drifty dreamy owl look! I love them - they are so sweet
Kirstin x

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful owl! I took Juliette's How to paint an owl 1 a year or two ago, and I really liked the class. I learned a lot there.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

They are both so sweet. I love the colors and textures and overlaps! Gorgeous works.

Lorraine said...

love the owl happy ppf

Kristin said...

Ohhh my goodness! She's gorgeous - love the soft pink and oranges too - bravo! xo

Kristin said...

Ohhh my goodness! She's gorgeous - love the soft pink and oranges too - bravo! xo

JKW said...

I love your owls. I use to watch MOLLY 24/7 for about 1 1/2 years until Carlos and Donna decided to travel. The little owlets are adorable and to watch them grow up is amazing. Your painting is wonderful. Blessings, Janet PPF

Elisa said...

i so love them especially the first one. so fluffy and dreamy!

Pia Rom said...

Deine Eule ist so weich und knuffig geworden...man kann wirklich sehen, wie sehr Du Eulen liebst ♥ Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de