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'Fuzzy Wuzzy' - Original Painting of NZ Little Owl

'Fuzzy Wuzzy' - Original Painting of NZ Little Owl

Regular price $750.00 NZD
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An original artwork by Sarah Potton, painted with professional artist's acrylic on museum quality 300gsm watercolour paper which meaures 30x42cm. Comes unframed and includes a certificate of authenticity.

Matting & Framing

The painting comes unframed.

Matting is available on request: the painting will be professionally mounted on acid free foam board with archival quality white mat, ready to fit a standard 16x20inch frame (approx 40x50cm). It costs an additional $50 and there will be a wait time of 1-2 weeks before it is ready to ship.

To request matting, please contact me before purchase.

I don't currently offer a framing service for original paintings.

Packaging & Shipping

Free delivery within New Zealand via signed courier. Orders ship within 2 business days.

The painting will be cellophane wrapped, and packaged with care, using rigid materials, to ensure safe shipping.

For more info, including International Shipping, see the Delivery Info & Faqs page.

This juvenile little owl is wondering what strange creature is sharing his fencepost!

Little owls are smaller than the Morepork, measuring only 22cm tall, and are widespread in the East coast of the South Island.  They mostly inhabit farmland and urban areas, living mainly off insects, and are often seen perched out in the open during daylight hours.

The caterpillar in this painting is a Magpie Moth caterpillar - these are otherwise known as ‘Woolly Bears’ because of their bristles.  I remember searching for them on the cinerarias in our garden when I was a kid - being used to the usual smooth green kind of caterpillar, I was enchanted to discover that black fuzzy ones existed!

The flowers depicted are meadow sage, a beautiful wild variety of our culinary herb.  I chose a purple theme to tone with the soft browns of the owl's feathers, and the rustic wood colours.

All images are copyright © Sarah Potton

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