Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Owl Matryoshka Set

This is an owl set I painted with the hopes of putting it up on etsy.com to see how quickly it sold. Well, it didn't quite make it there as I sold it before even completing the set! And I have three more matryoshka commissions in the works, so I hope you aren't sick of these yet! Whew, busy busy busy. Happy summer everyone!

great horned owl

barn owl

snowy owl

pygmy owl

Owl family portrait. They're a serious bunch.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Complete Matryoshka set!

This is an update on the Matryoshka set of birds I did as a commission a while back. I finally have photographs of the entire set! The set is comprised of seven birds and they are arranged from largest to smallest in descending order: penguin, barn owl, macaw parrot, magpie, blue jay, chick, and a hummingbird. The recipient of the commission got to select which birds they wanted and I had a blast making this set. Here are the photos:
penguin and baby
barn owl

macaw parrot
magpie
blue jay
chick
hummingbird
the whole fam!
I have also started working on a smaller set this one is only owls, as I found the shape of an owl works quite well with the traditional shape of Matryoshka dolls. This set is only four pieces and they are going to be a great horned owl, barn owl, snowy owl, and a pygmy owl. Here is a photo of the work in progress:
owls in progress

You can see that the barn owl is complete, the great horned owl is nearly there, and the snowy and pygmy owls are still in the sketch phase.

I am working on this set and a couple more to throw up on etsy.com and see how they sell! I'll let you know how that goes. Thanks for reading/looking!