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.
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 new chicken painting. A pretty pale golden girl looking curious. She’s painted in watercolour on Fabriano Artistico paper.
This is a Splendid Starling, also known as the Splendid Glossy Starling, very well named isn’t he? Spectacular colours in those feathers. This one lives at London Zoo and when I visited in spring he was very busy building a nest. I sat and watched him for quite a while. He was able to get so much straw in his beak at one go! I was impressed with the effort and I’m sure the nest must have been a work of art. His colours are all blues and greens with a touch of iridescence on wings and that amazing orange breast.
Painted in watercolour on 16×12 inch Saunders Waterford watercolour paper.
He’s painted in watercolour on Cornwall paper with some iridescent blues and golds to bring out those beautiful feathers.