Category: Wildlife

My wildlife sightings and photos

Time-lapse: Osprey Painting

I recently completed a small watercolour portrait of an Osprey and recorded a time-lapse video as I painted. It’s the time of year when Ospreys begin to return to their breeding grounds in the UK after spending the autumn and winter months in the warmer climate of Africa. I shall be keeping my eyes peeled […]

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Pencil portrait of a White-tailed Eagle on a rock

If you are a regular to my blog, you will know that White-tailed Eagles are a favourite of mine to paint. The model for this portrait was a young female White-tailed Eagle called ‘Snatch’, who was the resident White-tailed Eagle at Blair Drummond Safari Park. I visited Blair Drummond in 2011, and took many photos […]

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Drawing of White-tailed Eagle with a Fish

My drawing of a male White-tailed Eagle with a flounder fish. The eagle is clutching his meal in his razor sharp talons,  while perching on a wooden post encased in seaweed, situated in the Eden Estuary, Fife, Scotland. Meet the eagle This particular eagle is a male who was brought over from Norway as a […]

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Drawing of a White-tailed Eagle Soaring over Conifers

The story behind this drawing of a White-tailed Eagle on the Isle of Mull. This eagle and his mate regularly flew past, or over, the house where I was staying on the Isle of Mull, back in March 2015. The scene in the drawing captures a moment the male flew low over the trees next […]

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Finished work: Blue Jay

A recent blog post showed my work in progress of a Blue Jay painting: On the Easel: Blue Jay I have now finished the painting, and what a stunning bird it was to paint. It’s not often I get to paint so many different shades of blue on a bird! Painting Materials Size: 8 inches […]

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