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Giant Eagle Owl knows all the answers! by Elizabeth Kendall


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Painted with coffee. I used my Parker pen to draw lines here and there. (200 gsm paper)
ART: Wildlife in Africa
The modern West generally associates owls with wisdom. This link goes back at least as far as Ancient Greece, where Athens, noted for art and scholarship, and Athena, Athens’ patron goddess and the goddess of wisdom, had the owl as a symbol.
The Giant Eagle Owl is the largest owl in the world. As the biggest of all the Owls the Eagle owl is easily recognised by its huge size and wingspan. They are light grey in colour, finely bared blackish above and below but no heavy blotching. The face is pale, boldly outlined in black, eyes look black at a distance and they have distinctive pink eyelids, which makes them very identifiable. Very similar to a huge Long Eared owl. The Eagle Owl is a pale sand colour underneath with streaks of dark Brown or grey. Greyish head with a large powerful beak and large orange or yellow eyes and two ear tufts extending from over the eyes. They have huge powerful feet and talons.
It feeds largely on game birds such as Guinea fowl and small mammals like scrub hares are a favourite. They are usually seen at dawn or dusk and asides from their large size are easily recognised by their pink upper eyelids. They have a very varied diet recorded killing mammals the size of Vervet Monkeys and birds like Secretary birds, but they feed mainly on hedgehogs when available.
They will breed from the months of March to September, two eggs are usually laid and both parents incubate for up to 39 days.
They are usually found alone or in pairs and mainly from Kwazulu-Natal Northwards. They will be found living in tree lining drainage lines and watercourses. Their call is a deep gruff hooting call: hryu hryu hooo. They rarely hunt by day and roosts in larger trees, preferably in the shade.
Woodland, savanna and tree lined watercourses.
Where they are found:
They are found in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique and northern South Africa.
FEATURED in Painted Birds
5 November 2010.
FEATURED in Mozambique and neighbouring Countries
17 November 2010.
One of the TOP TEN in The Wonder of Wings
31 December 2010.
FEATURED in Wildlife of Southern Africa
2 July 2011.
FEATURED in Uncommon materials to draw or paint with
28 Febr. 2012.

Thanks to the wonderful person who bought a card today! 2 June 2011.

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  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 4 years ago

    Aaaaw! How absolutely sweetheart Liz! And just love his little companion! Whoo whooooo! says he, and Whoo whoo whooooo! says his female! Great coffee work! Love it!

  • Thanks Maree, you always know how to make me smile!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • …and thanks for the fav!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Susan van Zyl
    Susan van Zylabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for the submission into the ♫.•°°African Art At heART°°•.♫ Group
    1 November 2010

  • Thanks for accepting Susan.

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • LBrammer
    LBrammerabout 4 years ago

    Very cool! Great artwork….Amazing what you can do with a cup of coffee. :-)

  • Smile!! Thanks Linda, much appreciated!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • scallyart
    scallyartabout 4 years ago

    Nice work. The little birds is cute as well. I love the effect of the coffee.

  • Thanks Scally, your comment is much appreciated!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanabout 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous painting!! i just love your coffee paintings! I wish i had just half of your talent!! This is so wonderful, Liz… Fabulous!!

  • Thanks so much Barb! Your wonderful support and encouragement is so valued!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersabout 4 years ago

    I love the tonality the coffee lends to this! Perfect!!

  • Thanks Ken, always lovely to see you here, much appreciated!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • jan j van staden
    jan j van stadenabout 4 years ago

    Oulik gedoen! Is dit koffiepoeier met water?

  • Dankie Jan, einste!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinabout 4 years ago

    many congrats on your fine coffee paintings!! living right here in the middle of starbucks land…should let them know coffee is not just for drinking!

  • You make me smile Sally! Thanks for stopping by!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maureen Grobler
    Maureen Groblerabout 4 years ago

    With coffee?! You are so talented my dear Elizabeth! Wonderful image!

  • Thanks my dear!! xx

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 4 years ago

    excellent Elizabeth!

    1Day 1 Nov 2010

  • Thanks Magaret!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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