The dream of the owl painting has stayed with me all day. I couldn't dismiss the vision that came to me in the night. The wonderful colour combinations,watermarks and sense of texture of the downy feathers. I had to attempt to paint it again to see if I could repeat the pleasurable experience. This dream has led me to a whole collection of owl paintings. I am thrilled with how the series is forming. Ecstatic even.
Todays washes and paintings are numerous but here are a few stages.
My favourite owl wash. I took one of the three owls from my dream and painted it alone.
This owl has my soul torn. I have several exhibitions coming up. I have several clients who I know would love this painting when it is complete but it is calling to me to keep it. It holds that special magic that cannot be defined between an artist and their art. Coming to life in front of my eyes so strongly I feel the spirit of the beautiful bird in this piece.
I couldn't believe the first dream painting so attempted it again with more time taken.
Guided by an Angels Hand ?
I felt the hand of an angel guiding me in this repeat of my first owl painting. I look at it and I feel someone else painted it. I cannot believe I have created it. I am thrilled with the result and colour.
I closed the owl session with a simple piece, fast and loose to see what could happen. This one was painted aimed " at the bin" but even so it is an attractive foundation for further work.
I can't wait for tomorrow.......and I do hope I dream again tonight!