Friday, 7 January 2011
Hi I thought I would give a little detail to the laying on of paint to a picture. this is a piece destined for the middle east . It features a Gyr x saker falcon in pursuit of a Houbara bustard. I wont prattle on as the images are self explanatory to the process.
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Here is a little break down of a just finished Painting . I started the idea for this piece some time ago whilst gathering references of breakers coming in of the back of a storm . we had a low pressure system hit the coast back in Feb 2008! yes that long ago!! I was wondering what to do with these refs for a long time and then on a visit to Bee sands on the South Hams coastline it all started to come together. Whilst having a lovely day with the family on this lovely pebbly beach I was watching Sandwich terns too'ing and fro'ing up and down the beach fishing. After a while there activities stopped abruptly and the reason soon appeared further out in the sea. An Arctic Skua passed by powerfully rowing across the sky on sinuous wings heading out towards start Point Lighthouse. It was a fantastic sighting for me and started my thoughts again about the storm refs I had gathered and I new instantly what bird I should use in it. Here is the progression in Drawings and colour sketches to show how it developed It just shows that some paintings may take years to reach fruition from initial inspiration to completion. and that I probably will re visit the refs I took of the storm on that February day back in 2008 . Enjoy
Thursday, 30 December 2010
Well I am honoured to announce the release of a fab new Book on Drawing and Painting Birds. Its excellently written by my good friend and genius Artist Tim Wooton. I was very honoured also to be asked by Tim to contribute to the volume. Anyone who has an interest in Drawing and painting wildlife and particularly birds this surely is a must have. It features input from many of the leading lights in the genre of Bird illustration and Painting and I was very pleased to have been involved. You can purchase the book from Tim and on his Blog