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Ghost Of The North - Great Gray Owl By Robert Bateman

By Robert Bateman

Ghost of the North - Great Gray Owl by Robert Bateman .

"The great gray owl is truly a ghost of the north. It is fleeting and silent. It seems to be the largest of the owls, but it is mostly feathers and weighs much less than the great horned owl. Its wing feathers have downy edges like other owls, making its flight totally silent. The colors are subdued, and the patterns provide excellent camouflage.

I wanted to portray this ghostliness in the painting. This is why I gave everything a flat and hazy look. the colors are restrained, and the owl blends perfectly with the tree. The tree is an aspen, one of the typical species of the owl's habitat in the boreal forest.

I made the entire painting an allegory for the face of the owl. The most spectacular thing about the great gray owl is his face. It consists of two huge saucer-shaped disks with concentric and radiating patterns centered on the eye. He also has a white" beard. "I treated the tree trunk as the beak axis and made the twigs and branches radiate like the owl's facial feathers. The real owl's head is located where the eye would be if the tree represents the allegorical owl's head. I have even used the idea of the beard for some light areas of the background." ~ Robert Bateman

Ghost of the North - Great Gray Owl by Robert Bateman is for sale as a signed and numbered limited edition giclee canvas with a large 30 x 40 image size for sale for only $1,295 unframed. Order yours today. All artwork is professionally boxed and insured and guaranteed to arrive in mint condition. All prints have been hand signed by the artist.

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Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Print 20 x 27 Image Size 950 Please Inquire Click to Inquire
Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Giclee Canvas 30 x 40 Image Size 180 $1,295.00

Large Signed And Numbered Limited Edition Giclee Canvas 36 x 48 Image Size 50 $1,765.00

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