by Owen Weber
Baryonyx was a spinosauridae from the Early Cretaceous period. It was a theropod who has been found with fish scales in its stomach along with juvenile iguanodon bones, which means it was possibly a scavenger but also probably had a fish based diet like most other spinosaurids. Baryonyx has mostly been found in water rich areas and might have been a bit of a swimming dinosaur. Its name means “Heavy Claw” referring to its large index claw.
I had not known much about Baryonyx before starting this painting. I had seen it in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but did not know many details about it. I was looking for a dinosaur where I could show an action scene, but not a battle between dinosaurs(there’s plenty of that out there). This was a fun piece to work on, from building the sculpture to painting the last details on the splash of water. It is painted in oil on masonite, varnished and unframed.
Product Width: 9"
Product Surface: Oil on Paper on Masonite
Recently, Owen’s work has been included in such annuals as Spectrum 23 and 26, The Society of Illustrators 54, Illustration West 44 and 52, Infected By Art vol. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, and the Art Renewal Center’s 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 Annual Salons. He lives with his wife, Sarah, their daughter, Dagmar, and their black cat, Mim.
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