A little Blue Tit sitting on a branch in the tree outside my window. there are so many Blue Tits and Great Tits around at the moment. Filling up on the berries of Autumn.
He is painted in watercolour on Saunders Waterford watercolour paper.
I love trying to capture movement. This time I wanted to explore a cat in motion and what better cat than a cheetah with their amazing 70 mph sprints? I wanted him to feel like he’s moving so fast that the brush can’t keep up with him and the paint smears behind him.
He is painted in watercolour on 16×12 inch Hahnemuehle Cornwall watercolour paper.
Another of my pigeons in flight series. This is ‘Whoosh’, a pigeon flying past my window. I like the speed and control he has over the wind and the thermals.
He is painted in watercolour on 16×12 inch Lana paper. Lana Vanguard paper from France is a synthetic paper designed for artists. It’s a bright white, very smooth surface and non-absorbant, so the watercolour sits on top. With no loss of paint into the surface the colours of the watercolour remain brilliant, they don’t fade as they dry, wonderful for colour lovers. You also get unusual effects in the paint as it drys.
A little blue hen. I hope to do a series of different chicken characters. They have such wonderful faces and are such fiesty birds. She is painted on Fabriano paper in watercolour.
This is an Indian Runner Duck doing what comes naturally. They are unusual ducks, they stand very upright and they don’t waddle along like other ducks, they’re in much more of a hurry and they run. She’s painted in watercolour.
A hare sitting in the grass. Hares are a favourite subject of mine and I do love the colours in this boy. And those eyelashes! They have the most beautiful eyes! He is painted in watercolour on Fabriano paper.
Another black faced sheep in watercolour. They are beautiful sheep, and I love that thick colourful fleece too. She is painted in watercolour on Fabriano paper.
A new chicken painting. A pretty pale golden girl looking curious. She’s painted in watercolour on Fabriano Artistico paper.
Life has been a bit chaotic recently and I haven’t had as much time to update the blog. One reason for that is the London show of the Society Of Feline Artists is underway at the Llewellyn Alexander gallery in Waterloo. The show looks wonderful and is on until the 19th of September. Do go along and see some amazing work by more than 50 artists.
Whisker Face is one of the paintings in the exhibition.