I am currently working on a new series of owl paintings inspired by a close encounter in July. On the way home from my studio there was a Barred Owl looking down at me from a telephone line that stretched over the roadway. I looked up at him thru the sun roof of my Subaru and he looked at me for awhile - once he decided I was neither prey nor predator he lost interest. I decided then that I wanted to start an owl series. I started small with the Saw Weet Owl but now I'm on to the bigger guys.