Category: Work in Progress

Posts about work currently in progress.

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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Bald Eagle Family painting

My eagle art work has so far been focused on UK-native species, but I have recently completed a painting of a Bald Eagle Family.   The painting The painting Bald Eagle Family depicts an adult Bald Eagle on the nest keeping a watchful eye on the twins. These particular birds are in Canada.  I enjoyed the challenge […]

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On the Easel: Blue Jay

January 2022. A new piece to add to my 8by8 Wildlife Collection, a Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata). The Blue Jay is native to eastern North America. Despite the name, it is not related to the UK’s Eurasian Jay at all – but I think it is equally as noisy. If you have ever heard a […]

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Winter Waxwing Painting Time-Lapse

I videoed a time-lapse as I progressed with my Winter Waxwing painting. 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’m still trying to find the perfect video set-up to allow me to work comfortably without getting in […]

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Painting 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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