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Tawny owl-an unfiinished picture

Working outdoors can be very frustrating. Not every attempt to sketch or paint a wild bird is successful!This is "Kasimir" an actually very confident owl, but not in this case. I`ve painted and sketched him often in the past, and I was sure that he is going to stay there for hours, but not this time. He stayed just for 10 minutes and then dissapeared in his hole. I had to give up after an hour of waiting..Attached also,a quick sketch of an other owl done also in the same day somewhere else in the park


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