April 6

How To Paint An Owl – Week 1

Posted by lori . 13 Comments


This week, I started the How to Paint an Owl E-course.  This is the second e-course I’m taking from Juliette Crane.  I also took her How to Paint a Girl E-course.

The classroom is set-up on a private blog.  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Juliette posts a new lesson with pictures, inspiration and video demonstrations.  There is a place to upload photos of your work and a “discussion” area where you can ask or answer questions.

Juliette starts with backgrounds.  When I create my backgrounds for How to Paint a Girl, I worked on them until I had something I really liked.  Then, when it came time to paint my girls, it was a little tough because I didn’t want to “ruin” my backgrounds.  This time, I started my backgrounds, but left enough undone that I’ll be able to fill them out once my owls start to take shape.  I’m curious to see if I prefer one method over the other.

Here are the backgrounds I created this week:

Daily Inspiration


 Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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13 Responses to " How To Paint An Owl – Week 1"

  • lori c says:

    backgrounds look great, can’t wait to see your owls and what a sweet picture of caspy, he is a looker 🙂

  • Puddles says:

    Oooooooh them is just BEEEEEAUTIFULS! I hads togo back and look at them likes a million times. They really look likes they haves some 3dementions on them. Okays nows you slap some owls on theres so I can see da finished thing.

    Hey Casper…is we related by chance? You has such long legs like me.


  • Bassetmomma says:

    Each of your backgrounds are unique. Can’t wait to see the owls on them! 🙂

  • Declan says:

    They are indeed lovely backgrounds. Puddles you are probably related to Casper, given that he and I are cousins. Hehe! Deccy x

  • thanks so much for sharing a bit on my class…love seeing your backgrounds! have a lovely weekend!


  • Kat says:

    Love all the backgrounds, but especially the second one down. I think it’s great (a hoot!?) that my SIL (who first told me about you) is taking the class with you 😀 I told her yesterday I came *so* close to signing up to take it with you guys, but had to restrain myself ‘coz I am spread *way* too thin right now and there’s that whole gotta’ sleep some time thing! Can’t wait to see as your work progresses.

  • I love the last one!
    Dachshund Nola

  • Patty says:

    I’m excited you took this class. I really enjoyed the other one. I wish I had the talent to do it.

  • mayziegal says:

    Oh, gosh…I think those backgrounds are already pretty enough that you don’t even NEED an owl on them! I can’t wait to see what they look like once they’re owlified.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  • Sue Taylor says:

    Love seeing your art progress and develop! Hope the heirloom project is working out xxxx

  • houndstooth says:

    I really like those backgrounds! That green swirly one is my favorite, but they’re all really cool. I can’t wait to see your owls.

    That’s a great quote, too! The Little Prince is one of my favorite stories!

  • Penelope says:

    SQEEEE! Me LOVES your backgrounds, and your daily inspiration is inspirational!

  • Oh my. I’m wondering how you might fit an owl on them too. Shall wait and see.

    Very true daily inspiration.

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