"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.