My bird book has increased to a 36 page flatplan, a template for which I couldn't seem to find online so drew one myself, and have decided to definitely go with the Centre Page Spread (CPS). Discussions on what to do in this expanse of two pages - which now my book is only 90 … Continue reading Centre Page Spread
Last year I attended the Illustration and Print Fair at Eastbourne's Towner Gallery and really enjoyed the experience. This year, due to popularity, the fair ran over the whole weekend rather than just the Sunday, so I was very pleased to be accepted to exhibit. I shared a table with my good friend and art … Continue reading Ink, Paper & Print
I was speaking to a friend recently and we were discussing Gerard Manley Hopkins, and I was reminded of the term 'windhover', otherwise known as a kestrel. Such an apt term, and I wanted to paint one. I'm enjoying the flying birds as I don't especially like putting props in the paintings but many birds … Continue reading Kestrel
I wanted to paint a teal in flight so as to maximise the flashes of - well, teal on the bird's face and secondary wing feathers. I do occasionally find that looking for a resource photo can be problematic, especially with birds that are regular quarry, either for us humans or other species. I'm not … Continue reading A Teal
I have painted a goldfinch before but when I first started out with the birds, I hadn't formulated a set idea regarding size, paper, style etc, so although they look similar, I definitely regard these as my 'early birds'. Some are on branches or tree stumps, which I am less keen about, preferring the birds … Continue reading Goldfinch
One of the (many) things I love about my paintings is that they reproduce so well through the wonder of MOO, my absolutely favourite printers, in to stickers and little cards. I have small sets of stickers but I wanted some slightly bigger ones so had these printed: They look square in the photo but … Continue reading New stickers!