April 28, 2017

Eyes The Color of Sunrise - Snowy Owl Painting by Deb Kirkeeide

Eyes the Color of Sunrise | 8x8 Oil | ©2017 Deb Kirkeeide

Some time ago, I read a story about the Snowy Owl and how it came to have white wings, golden eyes and a scratchy voice. The color of the owl's eyes came about by being enamored with the rising sun. It stared so long into the sun, its eyes turned golden.

I'm not sure of the origin of the story but it came to mind after I finished the painting. It seemed fitting!
Occasionally I hear these owls have wandered from the tundra as far south as Minnesota and Wisconsin. I hope I get to see one of these beautiful birds someday.

This painting is unframed.

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