Night Owl: Saw whet Owl in Birch Branch
Image size with mat: 12" x 16"
Paper & mat colors: cream paper / double white & gold mat
Frame: Gold wood frame with acrylic
This piece features a drawing of the Saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus) which is one of the most common in northern forests but is rarely seen because it is mostly nocturnal. Their calls are fascinating to hear. Males make a rhythmic sound for long stretches of time similar to a whetstone sharpening a saw, and this is how it got its name. Nature prints of a variety of leaves from the Yellow Birch tree were printed and painted in autumn colors, adding a golden touch.