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This Week's Post: New Woodcut--Snowy Owl
I completed the "Snowy Owl" woodcut in June 2016, and I have several other owl portraits on the drawing board for future prints.
The Snowy Owl occurs throughout the North American Arctic (Alaska and Canada). Occasionally it occurs in the lower 48 States, especially in the Pacific Northwest and the Great Lakes Region.
Regarding the bird's facial expression, Alan Eckert, in his 1974 volume, The Owls of North America, remarks that "the eyes are set slightly closer to the top of the head than in other species, and though they can be opened widely at will, more often then not they are partially lidded, tending to give the bird a sleepy or dreamy appearance...".
This particular owl has widely opened eyes.
Print is 14" x 11" matted. $48.00, edition size 88.