“The Astronomer” is so named because of the star charts used to create the tree branches. It is just not hard for me to imagine this wise old owl keeping track of heavenly happenings in the winter sky.
The owl is made of a collage of nature photos I took on trips to Minnesota and Colorado. Some of these images are available in the November Mixed Media Art Parts pack. After creating the owl from bark and stone images, I doodled with my Signo Uni-ball white pen. The tree and owl are layered onto a background of blue Citra Solv papers. There is a bit of irony in this piece with the owl composed of stone and bark sitting in a tree composed of the stars!
A closeup of the doodles…
Prints available in my etsy shop!