Years ago my artistic Muse was the Owl…If I was in a creative block or just needed to get my energy up, I would paint an owl.
In my early years of finding out if I was an artist or not… I painted every type of owl known to man…this painting is one of the only owls I have left, I painted this over 30 years ago.

Today this is one of the ways I get my students out of blocks… I ask them what they want to paint not what they feel they should paint.

Often times I see my students fall into blocks either through feeling they have to keep up with others in the class or they get lost in their talent and can’t seem to find the path to completing a project.

Painting what you want to paint lifts the pressure of performance and they reestablish the feeling of painting for themselves.

Snowy Owl is an oil painting on artist stretched canvas, 20" X 24" in size.

Thanks for viewing my work.


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I enjoy a full time career as a working Fine Art Artist and Natural Lifestyle Photographer.
To me, my art and photography is the best way to express what I see around me.
I also teach both mediums and I host 3 and 4 day Art and Photography Workshop Retreats through my private studio on my desert property in Nevada/Arizona.
I formed Elbow Canyon Fine Art & Photography Retreats several years ago to offer my students a unique one-on-one instruction.
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  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Wow Susan, you are so talented (yes, I know I have said that before!) – amazing eyes too! Love the gentle softness to this! Great to see you here again! (and have you heard that before too?!!) Vicki :)))

  • Thanks Vicki…always appreciate your stopping by and your comments my friend!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • wendyL
    wendyLover 4 years ago

    WoW! incredible image! what a talent!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Many thanks Wendy…I appreciate your viewing and comments!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinover 4 years ago

    wonderful and magical !!!

  • Thanks! This fellow always reminds me where I came from!! Thanks for viewing!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    beautiful image, such a wonderful feel this has, well done,dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn…he has watched over my family for many years! Thanks for your comment!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 4 years ago

    Beautiful painting Susan but everything you do is beautiful….

  • Thanks so much Renate for such a wonderful comment…I always appreciate your support!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • BarbL
    BarbLover 4 years ago

    What a wise looking fellow…and so pretty. The intense look in the eyes is really something, Susan. Even if he’s 30 years old, he’s still beautiful!

  • LOL…yes I would always do the eyes first…it sort of set the mood of the painting…and with owls I guess the eyes are the most dramatic…thanks Barb…always appreciate your support!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 4 years ago

    Amazing, you have had it for a long time and still do. Excellent art.

  • Thanks Bro…This is an oldie but a goodie and it always reminds me where I came from…Hugs..!

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • thepaintedsoul
    thepaintedsoulover 4 years ago

    What a fun image, Susan. Love the way you rendered this one. Has the real owliness of an owl. Perfecto!

  • Thanks! Oldie but a goodie…reminds me of where I came from on my art journey.

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersover 4 years ago

    how wonderful this is…..the painting and the wisdom of the writing you share….thank you, my friend, for sharing….i know you must be such a wonderful teacher….

  • Thanks jan…I so enjoy teaching…there is no better feeling then seeing my students having an “Ah-Ha” moment from something I say or suggest. Creative blocks are just this side of depression and can totally lock up a person who does not know their options. Thanks for viewing and as always your heartfelt comments…

    – Susan Bergstrom

  • Nancy Stafford
    Nancy Staffordover 4 years ago

    Susan, this is a wonderful image of the owl.. the painting is just beautiful..

  • Hey…there she is…how have you been? Thanks for stopping by …I just do not get on RB that much anymore…good to hear from you, I trust your Holidays and New Year’s was fun? Thanks again!

    – Susan Bergstrom

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