I painted this Tawny Owl in March 2015 and since then I’ve been inundated with requests to demonstrate how to paint it.

And specifically those glassy eyes that reflect to us what the owl is seeing.

Huge credit to Mark Hancox here who managed to capture this fantastic photo.

So in this tip video I wanted to show you how it is I capture the shape and shine of those owl eyes.

Hint: stop thinking you’re painting an eye, focus on the patterns within it instead!

Have you managed to take a photo capturing eye reflection like this? And did you manage to paint it? I’d love to hear about it.

If you do paint these eyes, I’d love it if you’d upload them to Instagram using the tag #AnnaMasonArt.



  1. Anna 7 years ago

    Your paintings are lovely. Thank you for the demonstration.

  2. Al Vesselli 7 years ago

    Anna – You are amazing! I love this idea for a tutorial. I have complimented you on your videos before, but I’m still always impressed by them. You do a great job and it’s hard for me to imagine someone not getting better by following your step-by-step lessons!

    Be Good,
    Al Vesselli

  3. Sue Caton 7 years ago

    Thank you Anna, so grateful you share these tips, it help enormously 🙂

  4. Beril 7 years ago

    Thank you very much. Great information & inpiration <3
    I will try if I can make the same effect with acrylics.

  5. Shari 7 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much.

  6. Kathryn 7 years ago

    Fabulous painting and great video tip – thanks!

  7. brianna 7 years ago

    Anna you are amazing at art! You are such an inspiration to me and many others. Keep doing what you love and have a happy 2016! You should do a landscape prismacolor color drawing of your favorite place in Germany. Post it on YouTube. Anyways thanks inspiration!☺️✌️

  8. Sharon, RSA 7 years ago

    Wow! Thank you

  9. Barbara Miller 5 years ago

    I am just retired and have just bought my first paints! This has bern a great help!
    Beautiful work.

  10. Helen Thompson 5 years ago

    Delightful beautiful painting love the detailed tutorial
    Thank you

  11. Linda Reifel 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms of Purchase

© 2022 Anna Mason Art Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Registered in England number 09616196. Registered Office: 106 London Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH14 1EP.


People Who Like Thisx


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?