When I began this painting, I knew I wanted the background to be a snowy open field and I was going to place the owl on a rock, surrounded by dried grass. However, after I applied the sky colors and snowy field, I changed my mind on the surroundings, as I really liked the simple look of the background. At this point, I decided to add a broken fence post in place of the dried grass and rock.
I rarely title a painting before the painting is done, because that can be one of my biggest challenges. Because of the painting's simplicity of one single fence post and one owl I chose "Solitude - Snowy Owl" as the title.
In my next post I will show the completed painting, so check back soon! As always comments and questions are welcome!
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