Author: Karen Hartnell

Artwork For Sale: Artist Support Pledge

I have recently started to list artwork for sale on my Facebook and Instagram feeds as part of the Artist Support Pledge, details below. This original artwork is now also listed in my online store, with full details here: Art Originals for Sale International orders are welcome, but cannot currently be processed in my online […]

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Dog Fur For Nesting Birds

During this time of year when the garden birds are busy building and maintaining their nests, I always put out my Labrador’s fur for them after he’s had a good brush. I use an old fat ball feeder to put it in and hang up alongside the bird food.  Blue tits have claimed the nest […]

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White-tailed Eagle Painting Timelapse

I have recently finished a new painting of a White-tailed Eagle in flight. This particular bird is one I have watched for many hours, female ‘Turquoise 1’, as she is known from her identification wing tags. I didn’t paint in her tags in this portrait. Below is a timelapse I have put together from a […]

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American Quarter Horse portrait

I’ve wanted to draw a white on black image for a while and I chose this American Quarter Horse for my first attempt. For the drawing I used a white Derwent Drawing pencil for overall tone, Caran D’Ache Luminance and Faber Castell Polychromos whites for finer detailing, with some black of the Derwents where necessary […]

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Eagle Antics Cartoons: Golden vs White-tailed Part 1

I enjoy drawing cartoons, most notably the antics of Scotland’s white-tailed eagles. In my blog I’m going to tell you some of the stories behind the cartoons I’ve drawn over the years, as I have based many of them on real-life observations during my many hours watching these birds. First up, differences between the two […]

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