Category: Wildlife Art

Posts about my Wildlife Art

Red Deer Rut

I’m lucky to have a deer farm nearby where in late September and into October I get to experience the sights and sounds of the Red Deer Rut. The stags’ bellows echo around the village, as each male strives to become the best to gain the hinds affections. During the rut I went to photograph […]

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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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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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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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