This month's challenge was set by my friend Peter Ward and was a real little tester. The photograph is produced first and my final effort after it. The major difficulties were in tackling the very wide contrast range and making decisions about colour. After trying a variety of colour approaches I plumped for a fairly straightforward rendition wishing I had the courage to attempt a more impressionistic piece. Maybe I'll have another go now that I've posted this.
Owl - Photograph
Owl - Watercolour on Not paper 12" x 9"