This 11" by 14" piece, one of my paintings of birds of America
and Wildlife Art paintings is an acrylic painting of a Western Screech Owl, a bird
native to Arizona. It is based on a photograph by
wildlife photographer Stan Tekiela (in his "Birds of Arizona Field Guide"),
who has given me permission to use his bird photos as a basis for my
In this one of my paintings of birds of America and Wildlife Art paintings
the Western Screech Owl is perched, hidden, in a heavily leaved tree at night,
his yellow eyes wide searching for prey. His feathers are a combination of
blue-gray, most heavily on his back feathers, and white, most heavily on
his face and lower chest area. Above the Screech Owl, to the left, is
the glow of a bright moon.
The canvas has been sprayed with clear acrylic gloss varnish to keep the colors bright, and has been signed by the artist. This painting ships bubblewrapped flat in a no-bend cardboard box.