Tag: bird art

Ospreys Return

It’s that time of year again when Ospreys begin to return to Scotland from their over-winter in warm African climes. I often see them around the local area and, with plenty of lochs, there is no shortage of food. Nearby Loch Leven is a great place to Osprey watch around August time. Many birds spend […]

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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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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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