Tag: wildlife painting

A Hedgehog Painting

New painting of ‘A Happy Hedgehog’, in watercolour, 8″ x 8″. Back in the 1990s I used to draw hedgehog cartoons, I became obsessed by these prickly characters. Until this week, I had never painted a proper hedgehog portrait! I wanted to keep the painting a loose style, while still capturing the wee hog’s features. […]

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Harvest Mouse Watercolour

My latest wildlife artwork is of a Harvest Mouse in a tulip. It was such a cute composition to paint. I painted it on tinted Bockingford watercolour paper. It’s the first time I have painted on tinted paper, and I like how it makes the colours subtly different and the white of the mouse ‘pop’. […]

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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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White-tailed Eagle Painting Timelapse

I have recently finished a new painting of a White-tailed Eagle in flight. This particular bird is one I have watched for many hours, female ‘Turquoise 1’, as she is known from her identification wing tags. I didn’t paint in her tags in this portrait. Below is a timelapse I have put together from a […]

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