Oil Pastel and Acrylic

Concept: Like The Dreamer, this was drawn on the first year anniversary, 365 days of being on my own after resigning from previous job. I feel that I’m in the season of sowing, toiling in love for the things that matter most to me. The heat is on! Will press on nevertheless!! :D

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  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 6 years ago

    I love the little hat and again, the darling expression on the owl’s face…also the swirls of grass beneath her feet…it is always so enjoyable to read of your concepts, and the meanings behind your wonderful character paintings……i like the way you look at this, as being tehe ‘season’ of toiling hard for what you believe in…..i think in ‘seasons’ also…..and i find it a very helpful way to live, especially when times are hard….i imagine, ‘this is just for a season’ and then the sun will shine again once more…as it always does!!! beautiful work udonchow!!

  • Thanks for sharing my deepest sentiments about this drawing, it makes the journey ahead less lonely and more bearable :D There are times when self doubt creeps in and stick out their ugly heads…and you wonder if there’s anymore strength left within you to overcome these monsters. There’s always the tendency to think in reverse….the “I should have done this or not have done that” I’m comforted that drawing gives me the outlet to put my thoughts and fears into correct positive perspective. If there’s no sowing, there can be of reaping….I have learned to respect the law of nature :D

    – udonchow

  • slip of the fingers again…I mean “there can be no reaping” if there’s no sowing :D

    – udonchow

  • Vestque
    Vestqueover 6 years ago

    The little hat is so cute! I really like the texture of the materials used. I should pick up painting one day (When I’m not dirt poor, lol)

  • Thanks Vestque :D This piece uses 90% oil pastel and 10% acrylic, just have fun on the drawing board :D

    – udonchow

  • PintaPinta
    PintaPintaover 6 years ago

    oh goodness, this is one big wonderful gulp of hope and happiness. i love this little wise old owl, the swirling ground and the red sun… surely everything acceptance and contentment are about. beautiful piece.

  • Thanks PintaPinta for your lovely uplifting comments! :D

    – udonchow

  • oksancia
    oksanciaover 6 years ago

    Thai is lovely! Wonderful expression! :)

  • Thanks so much Oksancia :D

    – udonchow

  • frozenfa
    frozenfaover 6 years ago

    i was kinda curious by the different textures in this piece, until i see your reply to vestque! hehe.. wow.. pastel and acrylic.. cool combination! i really like how you did the swirls for the grass.. i love that lil stalk of leaves sprouting out.. it’s like, the beginning of a new life.. and that it’s still young/early.. there’s so much more to come.. and the owl will be right there to work as hard as it does to grow! XD
    i love the lil hat on the owl and the whites makes it look like lil owl’s hard at work, sweating a lil.. =D lovely piece, Ellen!! you’ll do great am sure!! =D

  • Thank you for encouraging my heart today, Fa!! You never fail to lift my spirits even though I know you are so busy at home and with your business, appreciate it! The owl’s hard at work, that’s for sure :D Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy!

    – udonchow

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  • AngelArtist
    AngelArtistover 6 years ago

    I love your Owl. Please forgive me that I haven’t commented more on your lovely work, which I really love. The computer overheats and I am tired a lot, but sooner or later I always come with sincere compliments =)

  • Hi Angel! No worries, I hope you are refreshed already and no more comp problems :D Thanks for loving my works, appreciate that!!

    – udonchow

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainover 6 years ago

    So beautiful and adorable an Owl. Such fabulous & bright colors

  • Thank you Pinky!! I love your animals too, somehow those that you did in colour pencils appeal to me tremendously :D

    – udonchow

  • Rajee
    Rajeeover 6 years ago

    Excellent painting. Love the color schemes. Good luck in your endeavors.

  • Thanks Rajee!! All the best to you in all that your heart sets to do :D

    – udonchow

  • kazcook1972
    kazcook1972over 6 years ago

    The descriptions that accompany your images are great! Ophelia is such a dreamer and this comes across… I wonder how much of you is in her? A lot I think!!! Great colours in this and a very positive feel to it… like anythings possible.

  • Yep Ophelia is a dreamer and she’s also a realist! She knows that belief in her dreams is not enough, she has to act on her beliefs :D :D :D

    – udonchow

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