Cardinal (not found in Washington but MANY of them visited our woods in Missouri)
Great Horned Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
This was the reference photo that Louise used:
I also found this information about Barn Owls (from animalhype.com):
With their heart-shaped face, Barn Owls are one of the most adorable owl species in North America. These birds do not belong to the true owl family and are the lone species of their genus.
These birds have irregularly placed ears, with the left one slightly above and the right one slightly below the eyes. Because of their irregular ears, they have the strongest hearing capabilities among all owl species and can pinpoint the exact location of their prey.
Louise De Masi sometimes paints in a fairly realistic style (the cardinal might be an example of that), and at other times, in a fairly loose style (as is the case with this barn owl). So, if a professional artist can switch around with painting styles, I suppose it’s okay for me to do that, as well.
On my art table for soon: more birds!
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