Owl
Owl
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Owl

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Mixed media on canvas by Gavin Lavelle 

50x60cm unframed

66x76cm framed in washed white frame

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I wanted to paint an owl in a landscape with a setting sun, set it in a sheltered copse by a coastal path, to create an eerie encounter.

Taking the owl from an image in a book on paintings from natural history I sought to place it among foliage, trees, bushes and undergrowth which I found in the same book, or in memories of old renaissance, botanical illustration & folk-art sources.

It’s painted in acrylic and flashe (a vinyl-based paint) and ink on wood prepared with gesso.