Meet Ruby – Eastern Screech Owl

Jul 2, 2022

She is a beautiful Eastern Screech Owl and is an ambassador for the Carolina Wildlife Center. Decided to do a couple of sketches of Ruby on copper and gold metal leaf panels. She is royal enough to carry it off!

Ruby is an Eastern Screech Owl who is an ambassador for Carolina Wildlife Center - Painting by Michel McNinch
Ruby is an Eastern Screech Owl who is an ambassador for Carolina Wildlife Center.
This little painting is 8×8 on copper leaf
Screech Owl sketch by Michel McNinch
Sitting on the easel – Does this give you an idea of its size?
The masking tape in the corner helps.
Cradled board with metal leaf is the support for my animal paintings.
The sides are 2 inch strips of wood that have metal leaf also.

Ruby on Gold leaf with Rose undertones, 8×8

Good vibes from Ruby this week. Hope you enjoy the new puzzle. Thank you for stopping by! See you next week.


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  1. Virginia on July 3, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the puzzle.!!! That was fun!!!
    Thank you!!!

    • McNinch Michel on July 3, 2022 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you! I have been wanting to do it for years. Jigsaw planet makes it easy!

      • Roxanne on July 11, 2022 at 8:47 pm

        Your puzzle is great and so is the painting of Ruby!

  2. Roxanne on July 3, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    Ruby is a great ambassador! So stately on gold leaf.

    • Michel McNInch on July 3, 2022 at 3:02 pm

      Isn’t she! I was just so taken with her. Thank you for your comment.

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