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Great-horned owls have always inspired me. The most fondest memory I have of them was when I was a teenager. I was sitting in the woods at our family property in Western Wisconsin. It was quiet. I remember hearing a sudden rush of air and right as I glanced to my left my heart dropped at this owl came swooping directly at me. In a split second it was perched on the limp just a few feet from me. It had absolutely no clue I was there. I just happened to be at the right place at the right time. I was frozen with amazement. The rush of this magnificent animal from out of the shadows was so moving. I had witnessed an amazing moment in nature.
As I gazed on and watched it assess it's surroundings, it turned it's head towards me and we locked eyes. I saw a quick flinch radiate throughout it's body when it realized I was there. Instead of taking off, it began to head-bob up, down, side to side and in circles. I almost laughed it was so amusing. Then as quick as it came it flew off and disappeared in silence.
This was certainly a significant moment in my life. I was beginning to appreciate our wildlife one experience at a time. It was times like these that eventually lead me to pursuing my career wildlife conservation. I'll never forget that moment when I saw him swoop in from out of the dark. That feeling of your heart dropping from such a sight is something that can only be explained by experience. If you're a wildlife appreciator I'm sure you've had similar experiences to what I am describing and I hope you feel it in this painting just as I do.
12x18" oil painting - canvas on board.
Allow 2-3 weeks if you choose to have it framed by myself. I will contact you if you choose this option. I work with each client to find the perfect frame to compliment the painting and their home!
This painting comes with a certificate of authenticity which is also documented in a hard copy catalog of original paintings. This catalog is in the possession of myself, the artist.
I personally guarantee that this painting will last for many years to come. I use nothing but the highest grade archival materials in creating and framing this artwork to ensure that this painting is ready to withstand the ages. If you have any questions about this painting or any concerns please feel free to contact me.
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