Tag: scottish wildlife

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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A Nuthatch Double

On one of my morning walks this week, I was lucky to spot two Nuthatch. The first caught my eye as it perched on top of an old stone bridge. Then its mate appeared, just below, clinging upside-down onto the wall of the bridge. They both flew off into a nearby tree together. This was […]

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Ospreys Return

It’s that time when winter’s grip loosens as we head into spring, and when Ospreys begin to return to Scotland from their over-wintering warmer climes. I often see them in my local area and, with plenty of lochs, there is no shortage of food. Nearby Loch Leven is a great place to Osprey watch around […]

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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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Wildlife Art: White-tailed Eagles, Loch Leven

This is the story of the inspiration behind my watercolour painting of two White-tailed Eagles soaring above Castle Island during winter. Castle Island is situated in Loch Leven, within the small county of Kinross-shire. The castle on the island is famous for being the location where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567. Eagles […]

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