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Twilight in the Highlands

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Oil on canvas board, 18" x 14" (46cm x 36cm)

The original oil painting is for sale here: www.etsy.com/listing/77712728/…

Although the barn owl is one of the most widespread birds, their numbers itself decline rapidly and in most European countries and seven American States they are already on the "red list" of endangered species. In the United Kingdom for example, the numbers of barn owls have declined to 3,000 breeding pairs, down from 150,000 during the last 20 years due to chemicals and poisons used in farming, and the destruction of their habitat. The canary barn owl, a subspecies of the common barn owl which inhabits the Canary Islands and Spain, counts less than 200 birds still in the wild. Even worse off is he ashy faced barn owl: there are only 11 breeding pairs counted left in the wild.
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12Bunny's avatar
This is amazing! Love it
Heliocyan's avatar
Thank you so much!
Charlene-Art's avatar
Love the stormy atmosphere here.
HappyFace222's avatar
I love the barn owl how long did it take to paint it?
Heliocyan's avatar
Thank you very much! :) Oh, I can't remember how long it exactly took, I think I had the unfinished painting sitting around for over a year! It doesn't help that oil paint takes months to dry properly.
Karinta's avatar
The background is beautiful!
Heliocyan's avatar
Thank you so much! :)
Karinta's avatar
You're welcome! :glomp:
wytherwing's avatar
this is wonderful! :thumbsup:
Heliocyan's avatar
Thank you so much!!!
wytherwing's avatar
you're very welcome! :)
Jamie-MacArthur's avatar
Stunning work Claudia ;-)
Heliocyan's avatar
Thank you very much, I appreciate it a lot coming from a bird lover like yourself. :)
Faded-Rainbows's avatar
This is gorgeous. I love the pose, the detail; it's just amazing! Keep up the good work! :D
Heliocyan's avatar
Thank you so much!! :)
Faded-Rainbows's avatar
You're very welcome. :D
mctori's avatar
This is beautiful, and amazingly done. :)
Heliocyan's avatar
Thank you very much!
Neocridders's avatar
This is incredible! Beautiful!
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SilverVulpine's avatar
Really amazing work! I love it! :)
Heliocyan's avatar
Thank you very much! :)
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