Author: Karen Hartnell

Nuthatch, A New Garden Visitor

Last week I was sitting at the kitchen table, having breakfast, and watching the birds through my binoculars when a surprise visitor appeared. A bird I had only seen on two occasions before, high up in tree tops, a nuthatch. It has since become a frequent visitor. What a lovely addition to the garden. Here’s […]

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Eagle Antics Cartoons: Golden vs White-tailed Part 2

Earlier this year I posted a blog [here] showing in cartoon form one of the differences between Golden and White-tailed Eagles. Here is another cartoon, Sibling Rivalry. It is not uncommon for Golden Eagles to have twins, but the youngest can get an incredibly rough deal compared to White-tailed Eagle siblings. In fact, while Goldens […]

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Stac Pollaidh and Suilven: Icons of Coigach and Assynt

The hills of Coigach and Assynt have a beauty not found elsewhere in the UK. Their distinctive silhouettes define the skyline of north west Sutherland. The rocks here are some of the oldest on the planet. I’ve been lucky to visit this area several times and I’m always blown away by its beauty. I’ve painted […]

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First Tentative Steps into Teaching Art

I have recently started to set up an online beginners art group to try and encourage people who would like to learn to draw and paint. At the moment it is just for a few, but hopefully once I’ve built up the group I can offer this for others. Yesterday I posted a photo for […]

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Puffin Paintings and Wildlife of the May

This blog takes a look at the inspiration behind a couple of my Puffin wildlife art paintings. My Puffin paintings were inspired by visits to the Isle of May, a small island in the Firth of Forth. I first visited in 2013 on a beautiful summer’s day, in comparison to 2014, when it was wet, […]

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