by Lisa Empson
This watercolour was painted from a photograph by my photographer friend Hilary Chambers. On her photograph the owl is skimming over water, in front of a faded green landscape. As I continued to work on my owl he took on a `life’ which was more mystical. I particularly liked the way his wings reminded me of the headdresses used by ancient North American Indians. It seemed right to give him an association with an important astrological constellation `Orion’ the hunter.
(See more of Hilary’s work at www.localartandcrafts.co.uk)
Original watercolour 39cm x 54cm, framed 45cm x 75cm
Limited edition print
C5 Greetings card