Category: Paintings

Posts about paintings I’ve completed.

Winter Waxwing Time-Lapse

Below is a time-lapse video I recorded as I progressed with my Winter Waxwing painting recently. I omitted the close-up detailed work towards the end as I struggle to have the phone overhead while trying to work close to the paper. I’ve tried different angles but nothing worked. The majority of the time I spent […]

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Work In Progress: Winter Waxwing

The Waxwing is a beautiful bird. A pinkish buff colour, crest set atop the head, black eye ‘mask’. But it’s the red wax-like tips on the wings that give this bird its name. A longed-for winter visitor, some years large numbers are seen throughout Britain. You may be lucky enough to have a group locally, […]

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A Steller’s Sea Eagle In Progress

Currently on the wildlife drawing board, working around the commissions, is this Steller’s Sea Eagle painting. Acrylics, on heavyweight watercolour paper (18″ x 14″, reference photo for the painting: Jo Dale at Wildlife Reference Photos). I’m on a mission to paint the Steller’s Sea Eagle (largest and most powerful) and the Bald Eagle (the largest […]

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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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Wildlife Art: Golden Eagle, Golden Skye

This blog takes a look at the inspiration behind one of my wildlife art paintings: Golden Eagle, Golden Skye. During November 2013, I was undertaking a long walk on the Isle of Skye. It was mid-morning and the light across to the Outer Hebrides was stunning. Shafts of sunlight broke through the clouds, illuminating the […]

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