Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Red Kites and corvids - Gigrin Farm, Wales

Acrylic on paper

Original for sale £350 (inc delivery)

This is the latest image I have painted for BBC Wildlife Magazine, and will feature in the November 2007 issue. The scene is of the well known kite feeding station at Gigrin Farm in central Wales.

More fish for Anness publications - these are a selection of European freshwater species recently completed.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Lapwing sketches

Marshside RSPB reserve, Lancs

18th September

More lapwing sketches, but didn't get round to doing any head studies. I really enjoyed the morning light on the birds. When not engrossed in painting these, other good birds included the semi-resident glossy ibis, and a very co-operative kingfisher which sat in front of the hide for at least half an hour.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Resting lapwing, redshank and water reflections, Marshside RSPB reserve. I visited Marshside for a couple of hours this morning, the first time I have been there for months. There was a real sense of the changing seasons, with skeins of pink feet flying over the marsh and stopping to feed, whilst as I painted I could hear the constant twittering of swallows overhead. A really exciting time of year. I've not done any fieldwork for months, so it was great to get out of the studio again. I'm determined to do much more work over the winter months.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Red Admiral
Adult with composite showing underside of forewing
Illustration produced for Anness publications for a forthcoming encyclopedia on butterflies and moths.