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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"The Great Gray Ghost" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson

"The Great Gray Ghost" by Kristin Jurist Haakenson
acrylic on canvas
14" x 11" x 1.5"
$275 + $20 shipping & handling (contact)

This particular piece is a departure from my usual four-legged subjects...I just had to paint that beautiful eye! That striking yellow-orange color is the actual hue of the owl's eye - I based the whole color scheme of the painting around it, accordingly. Iridescent gold paint is mixed in with the pigments.

The sea, the stars, the winds, the trees,
The stream, the waterfall, the dell,
The bird, the flowers, the meadow-bell--
I felt that all of these
Were but the symbols of a soul
Alive with hope or memory;
The mind's immortal harmony
That through its chambers stole.
-Christopher Pearch Cranch, from "The Music of Nature"

Kristin Jurist Haakenson

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