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Northern Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) by mariyaolshevska Northern Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) by mariyaolshevska
Here are the Northern Spotted Owls or Strix occidentalis caurina (scientific name) that I've recently painted for the Losing Altitude :iconlosingaltitude: project - an upcoming book about threatened/endangered birds. Check it out here: www.facebook.com/LosingAltitud…

Learn about the owls themselves here: www.fws.gov/oregonfwo/Species/…

*See my blog for the artistic process: mariyaolshevskaexpressions.blo…

-Original size: 11 x 17.7"
-Materials: Waterproof coloured inks, watercolour, a tiny touch of microns, white gouache, and salt on 300 series Strathmore Vellum Bristol paper

Thanks for viewing :)
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:iconyoulittlemonkey:
youlittlemonkey Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Amazing painting so beautiful:love:
Please join:iconthe-owl-group:
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Already part of the group, thanks :)
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:iconyoulittlemonkey:
youlittlemonkey Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
You are welcome:)
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:iconyoulittlemonkey:
youlittlemonkey Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Incredible beautiful owl painting:wow:I have a owl group please join :iconthe-owl-group:
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you :D
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youlittlemonkey Featured By Owner May 5, 2015
Thank you for joining the owl group :dance:
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Kuroneko221 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute, i love it :)
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkotolis:
Kotolis Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Professional
oh my God!!! amazing!!!!!:happybounce: Clap 
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :blush:
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:icontackon:
Tackon Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Beautiful and whimsical.
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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PoshPegasus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Every year around June a group of owls come and spend a week in our yard. A mother and two or three chicks. They aren't spotted owls but the babies remind me of these. They come out every night and twitter to my geese who twitter back. It's adorable!
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mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's the cutest thing! Have you ever caught them on camera?
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PoshPegasus Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2014
No it's to dark for my camera to pick up anything which is a shame.  But it's fun to go out and watch anyway. 
The most fascinating thing about it that I've noticed is that the mother owl generally keeps her distance and its the juvenile owls  that sit on the lower branches above the goose pen twittering to my geese and its generally my goslings that are the ones that twitter back while my adult geese mostly stay out of it.  It's a kid thing I guess?! :)
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mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
How interesting! Maybe the adults just communicate telepathically, haha :)
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PoshPegasus Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2014
Maybe:D every year I practically die of cuteness overload seeing the new babies all talking to each other though. Baby owls and baby geese having a chat! TOO MUCH ADORABLENESS!
I imagine that the baby owls are calling to the goslings to come out and play and the gosling are calling back saying they want to but mom won't let them because she says its bed time! :)
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mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Wow, great! :D
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cute
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work :)
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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SabakuNoShi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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plumita1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
:iconheartsignplz: Wonderful job! :clap::iconiloveit-plz:...:iconowl-plz:
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014   Writer
Great owls!
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They are so cute!
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem!
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artbypaulfisher Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What an interesting style, love all the little details and the colour choices in this, really unique piece! 
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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DanielBrooksLaurent Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Fantastic work, and enchanting.
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!:dance:
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Winter-Stern Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
so beautiful -great work
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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feldrand Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
love your style, your technique and the colour mood in this - my fave part is the fluffyness of the young ones, very well done, bravo... :D
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mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :aww:=D
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feldrand Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconsun--plz:
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Paraceratherium Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
More moved by this family then an irate logger showing off his kid during the Walbran (Washington state) protests in the news. He yelled "You wanna see a logger boy! This is a logger boy!".  Another showed his kid in a big toy truck that read "Third Generation Trucker" on the side. Shame on those timber barons and their spin doctors for exploiting the fears of their proletariat footmen. Those kids are probably in college earning a degree or diploma outside of their dad's trade by now. Logging should remain a dying industry and not continuously propped up by bloated legislation.
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Miusky Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Love them! Very beautiful 
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Miusky Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Np :)
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful work! Great style. :)
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:iconmariyaolshevska:
mariyaolshevska Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! =D
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
Beautiful & unique work! 
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