Name: “The Owl”, Medium: Charcoal and Water Colour, by Vikram Roy © Copyright 24 July 2012

Last Sunday I had begun a painting of an owl! Yesterday night I completed the bird. In India the owl brings lucky charm, a mythical creature related to the goddess of fortune, Lakshmi. There is a small story behind this painting.

On a mango tree at the east end of my friend’s apartment; an owl was appearing for a couple of days. My friend asked me for a cute owl to frame it to remember the beautiful nocturnal creature. Now this painting is framed and kept by a German family in München.

Painting Details:
Name: The Owl
Surface: Artist Paper
Medium: Mix Medium (Charcoal, Water Colour and Permanent Marker)
Paper Size: 42×30 cm
The Owl Size: (On paper: 18.5×8 cm)

With love and hugs!



Hi, I am Vikram, a friend of you! I would like to take this opportunity of personally welcoming you to my blog! You can read my book “The Alchemist A Mystery In Three Acts” Available now on : Always love, Vikram Roy

47 responses »

  1. colltales says:

    Beautiful, Vikram. Here’s to you and your owl. All the best. Wesley

  2. jazfagan says:


  3. gigoid says:

    I’m a big fan of owls, and this is a very nice piece of work. Though not true-life style, but rather, abstract, you capture the feeling of the owl’s nature very well. It’s a very soothing image…. 🙂 Well done….

  4. I have been enjoying your blog for a while now. Are you featured in the new York area at any Galleries?

  5. Thank you Vikram. One always knows you have a kind heart. That is what makes you so special. Micheline

  6. grosenberg says:

    Really great. Thank you

  7. We love this painting! Woof woof from Maggie! 🙂

  8. Areteman says:


  9. Lily Wight says:

    Such a warm and whimsical image. Just lovely and thanks for the bit of mythology to go with it, the owl is such a potent symbol of wisdom and stoicism. x

  10. Beautiful, Vikram, wonderful job! 🙂

  11. lamehousewife says:

    How beautiful! It reminds me of my grandma. She liked owls a lot so had several art pieces of owls around her house when I was growing up. Thank you…

  12. Nature signs we often ignore, your friend is wise to observe and fortunate to have you to offer him this gift …

  13. Kate says:

    Love your art!

  14. twistnpout says:

    I really like the wash on the back ground and the leaves are beautiful – the green is so vibrant. Great job

  15. So much talent! Lovely indeed

  16. VIKRAM ROY says:

    Thank you all for such lovely appreciation with love… love, warm hugs and kisses! 🙂

  17. kristobaldude says:

    Nice work Vikram! I like the colors you used and especially enjoyed how you did the leaves. Blessings my friend!

  18. Roberto Fabris says:

    like very much owl on real, yours is sweet and poetic cum story

  19. You have gold in your soul – don’t let it sold by the owl. (Ariel Voinescu)

  20. In the North American Indian tradition the owl is a powerful and very sacred bird. Wisdom, clairvoyance, seeing through deception and discovering the truth of everything.

  21. Cathy G says:

    The expression is great! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! I have the perfect place for him on my wall. 😉

  23. roseshadows says:

    Hi Vikram, love your painting.
    I have ‘pinned it’ on ‘Pinterest’ with your description if that is okay.

  24. that’s a beautiful painting! I love owls! 🙂

  25. Julia Kovach says:

    Lovely and beautiful! You are a talent! xoxo

  26. An owl through the eyes of a child. Love it, Vikram.

  27. daemos1 says:

    Simply beautiful. Your use of colour is inspiring.

  28. Great picture & story! I had an owl that lived right outside of my bedroom window when I was in high school. my mother used to send me owl cards when I was away at college. They have a special place in my heart 🙂
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  29. staceyalysa says:

    Great use of the watercolor medium, fluid and etherial and also solid

  30. kanzensakura says:

    What a great owl. He reminds me of a little wood carving a friend gave me years ago. Always a happy little chap, he was. Thanks & blessings.

  31. Wonderful work. I like working in mixed media. And enjoyed the background as well..

  32. Cute owl. I like your use of charcoal. I think I will start using it again myself.
    p.s. Thanks!

  33. Beautiful! I love owls, too.

  34. danroberson says:

    May the wisdom of the owl speak through your poems and show in your art. Well done.

  35. Funny today I did and owl drawing for a ST. Patrick day card. I know it seems strange for that day, but it is for my niece and owl collector. I love yours. You are really creatively blessed. Thanks so much for lWow, you are a . Thanks for the visit and like of my blog post here: creative person liking and visiting:

  36. Lindy Lee says:

    “The Owl”, very good…

  37. I like the story that goes with the painting also.. It adds to the painting

  38. downbythebrook says:

    Lovely painting and story about the Owl and the Mango Tree Vikram. I once lived in an upstairs studio flat and I heard an Owl hooting some nights. I’ve also had an Owl sit on my arm- a man used to bring his Owl to town and tell people about her. She was very light!

  39. Reblogged this on My Bewildered Brain and commented:
    Just another talent of the very talented Vikram Roy.

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