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Silence Is Golden - Great Gray Owl By Carl Brenders

By Carl Brenders

Silence is Golden by Carl Brenders, available for sale from Art Barbarians Wildlife Art Gallery.

The title of this painting refers to the old expression meaning that sometimes it is best to keep quiet and say nothing.

I got the inspiration for this painting on a hiking trip in Yellowstone National Park. It can happen that, on such a trip, one almost doesn’t see anything but squirrels. The big hope is to see the big game, like moose, elk, antelope or coyotes, and probably some wolves. But that trip to my much-beloved national park in Wyoming was one of those disappointments when no game shows up, until, all at once, my wife Paula pointed to something like a stump. When the stump moved and looked at us, we realized it was an owl — the great gray owl! This made our day. The bird flew up, but stayed very close to us. For about twenty minutes we could enjoy his company.

The area was a mixture of aspen trees and lodge pole pine. The owl flew from one tree to another. When he perched in such a wonderful, full-colored aspen tree, I forgot everything, and the thrill was indescribable. Inspiration like this, right from the wild, is the best basis for a good painting.

Of all the owl species, a few hunt during daylight, including the great gray and the snowy owl. The great gray owl is the largest North American owl, being represented also in a large part of northern Europe and Asia.

The owl’s head looks very big compared to other birds. The truth is that the head is as small as the head of other birds of its size, but its dense, fluffy plumage makes it look so big.

This owl has spotted something — a tasty vole or possibly another potential prey?

— Carl Brenders

Print released 2003.

Silence is Golden - Great Gray Owl by Carl Brenders is available for sale as a Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of only 650 paper art prints with a 31-3/4 x 20 Image Size and is for sale for $sold out unframed. They are in mint condition and have never been framed. Wildlife Artist Carl Brenders art prints on sale framed any way you want or unframed. Order your print today. All prints are professionally boxed and insured and guaranteed to arrive in mint condition. Wildlife Artist Carl Brenders painted a mature Great Gray Owl up in a tree in Art Prints for sale. Great Gray Owls and Wildlife Artwork on sale painted by Wildlife Artist Carl Brenders. All prints have been hand signed by the artist.

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