Great Horned Owl @ Shaver’s Creek by Ann Taylor-Schmidt

I donated this lovely little color pencil, graphite, acrylic medium and gouache piece of mixed media to the Art Alliance of Central PA for a September fundraiser. This subtle 5″ x 7″ on archival cream paper was adhered with wrapped edges to a 3/4″ block of sanded birch plywood with hardware for hanging. I hope its new owner enjoys it.

I included an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau’s book, Walden, on the edge.

I rejoice that there are owls … [like] the stark twilight and unsatisfied thoughts which all have.  – H.D. Thoreau

Great Horned Owl Thoreau by Ann Taylor-SchmidtWebSmall

All images of Ann’s art on this site are copyrighted. 

In 2006, I drew my first study of this owl, a few minutes before I taught one of my Drawing for Nature Journals classes at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.

Shaver’s Creek – where I worked doing PR for a good many years – maintains a collection of previously injured unreleasable birds in their Raptor Center and they are used for teaching. You must visit them sometime.

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