“The Watchful Heart” – [Original Painting]

“The Watchful Heart” – [Original Painting]

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With wide eyes you watch the world, taking it all in but guarding your heart.

This painting is a testament to those with wide eyes, absorbing the details of the world around them, but staying in the safe shallows all the same. Observations and mental notes, timid at heart and flighty at the first sense of danger. Never quite living, never quite immersing themselves in love, pain or pleasure.

“The Watchful Heart” in a nutshell is about the fear of being hurt, so you never quite open up. Always watching and learning, but rarely experiencing. It was painted with acrylic and oil paints on a primed masonite panel. It measures 16" x 20” (0.25" thick). This painting should be framed and hung upon arrival.

Information About the Painting

Title: "The Watchful Heart”
Medium: Acrylics & Oils on a masonite panel
Size: 16" x 20” (0.25" thick)
Subject: Great Horned Owl

*Note: This painting does not come framed as framing is a very personal choice, as well it reduces the cost of shipping & handling.

This piece is characterized by large bold staring eyes, which catch the light like an amber gem. It adds a spark to any room, especially to those with an adoration for nature and surrealscapes.


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