Thursday, January 20, 2011


"Owl" -- oil on canvas 12x12" -- Margie Guyot

Years ago I found this at some old codger's garage sale in Livonia, MI.  Visitors to his house were greeted by a pair of bikini-clad manikins lying in lounge chairs, holding beer cans.  So you know he was a hoot (sorry about the pun).  Have been staring at this owl for 2 days, so everything is owl-related.  He'd painted this old, cast-iron owl white.  I fell in love with it.  Now it's beginning to rust, acting as a doorstop in my studio.  It's got a place for a candle inside.  Love the eyes!

I set it atop an old tablecloth and let me tell you -- painting those patterns & folds was a BITCH!  Still might tinker with it for a while.

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