Wild with a camera…I love where I live!

Sadly, not much painting to report this week, but on a happier note, I’ve managed a few trips out into the countryside with my camera. This week’s highlight has to be my most recent visit to Ham Wall in the Somerset Levels to  once again witness the...

We struck Starling Gold!!

What a day…!!! My daughter, my friend and I returned to Ham Wall nature reserve today to continue our quest to experience the natural spectacle that is the ‘Starling Roost’ Ideally, I’d like to see the starlings dancing in flight against the...

More painting and a couple more photos!

Had a great time working on my bird paintings this morning…some experimental backgrounds have evolved. So far, my backgrounds have been either plain paper, a plain colour or a scene to suggest the environment of the bird. Today, I played with jazzing up a plain...

Starling Murmurations….

 Today my friend Lon ( fellow artist and bird lover) and I went to the Somerset Levels to witness Starling Murmurations – this is when hundreds and thousands of Starlings flock together from all over the place to roost for the night. This natural spectacle has...

Paintbrushes in action, at last!!!

For the first time in 2012, I managed to find some time to sit and paint! After my visit to the birds of prey on the weekend, my first ‘model’ of the year has turned out to be ‘Bumble’, who’s  a Siberian Eagle Owl. I was drawn to use...