Baby Owl Portrait
Overall dimensions are approximately 15.5" x 18.5". This piece is created from 1 piece of leather that has been wet formed from the back side to bring the knothole and owl into bold relief. The surface is then further worked with standard leather tools. All the "wood grain" is beveled into the surface of the leather. The owl is sliced free of the surface in numerous spots to create "hole" he is peeking out of. Feathers are then sliced partially free of the surface. See shop About page for more details on this technique. I then color the piece using acrylic artist's colors. Finally I spray multiple coats of clear Matte acrylic finish.