This painting was created for the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators exhibit for the 2018 conference. Left is an adult Eastern Screech Owl (gray morph) and right is the fledgling. I worked in a traditional realism style using a mix of acrylic and colored pencil. The branches feature greenshield lichen, native to Connecticut where I worked on this illustration.
Keywords: Color, Museum / Zoo, Natural History, Natural Science / Nature, Ornithology, Zoology
© Justine Lee Hirten