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Paige’s Owl

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“Paige’s Owl” 2011 acrylic on canvas board

It seems that owls have become a popular thing lately. They’re pretty cool birds and come in lots of sizes. My personal favorite has to be the Burrowing Owl:

The Burrowing Owl, as its name suggests, lives in holes in the ground in mostly desert/prairie ecosystems, though it’s also found here in Florida (I’ve yet to see one…but I haven’t been looking). If there is one thing I have to say about Florida, it’s that it is chock full of birds of every feather.

Do a google image search of the Burrowing Owl, and I promise you’ll laugh. These guys are full of character and funny expressions. They eat mostly bugs, and that includes scorpions, too! They also are known to take down rabbits, bats, and other birds, and even eat fruits like the prickly pear – and they are the only species of owl that eat fruit. They’re pretty cool little guys.

Paige’s Owl was painted for a friend’s daughter to match her very colorful bedroom.

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Purple Sunset

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“Purple Sunset” 2007 acrylic on canvas board

One of the places that I have always wanted to visit is Hawaii. I’ve visited beaches from California to Florida and Mexico, and each of them I have found uniquely different from the other. I’d love to walk on the black volcanic sand and see the green cloaked mountains rising sharply from the sea, eat some local food, and enjoy the island life…if only for a short while.

Someday I will make it to Hawaii. But in the meantime, images of its beaches and sunsets have been the subject of a lot of my art. I’d love to climb into this scene and drift in the breeze in that hammock!

This piece was painted for a friend and brings the scenery of Hawaii to a Colorado home.