Close To My Heart

Close To My Heart

Hidden in old ancient Oak tree trunk, weathered and battered by the Cornish winds a Tawny Owl has made it's nest. She is perched huddled together protecting her young from the elements, in a safe, warm home. After a long night hunting and feeding her newly hatched young, this mother Tawny Owl nestles down to give her three owlets their last feed before the sun fully rises, all sleepy and ready for bed.


A number of techniques and mediums were used in the creation of this piece. The background is fabric painted and the Owls and tree was achieved through quilting, appliqué, painting and embroidery. These techniques create the different textures from the soft warm feathers of the Owl to the weathered old trunk. Unfortunately, the three-dimensional relief doesn't show particularly well in the photos, so please take a look at the depth of the piece to get an idea of the overall effect.


Measures:           In Frame:
Height: 57cm      Height: 61.5cm
Width: 47cm       Width: 51.5.5cm
Depth: 2.5cm     Depth: 3.5cm


This piece has been professionally framed, with a white mount and white wood grain box frame, with glass. It is ready to hang.

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    ©2019 created by Nicole Lupton (copyright includes all artwork, photos and text)

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