Tag Archives: birds

Adventures in Photoshop – yes or no?

See how this image pops!  Just been to a Helfa Gelf (the North Wales Open Studio Event – click here to look at their website)  workshop on Photoshop, really good.   Now dithering about whether it’s worth spending money to rent … Continue reading

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Falklands magic

  My visit to the Falklands Islands is now paying off!  Oil on canvas.  This is Rock Hopper Hop!! Rock Hopper Penguins are really charming and comical, and very interested in people. Four Rock Hoppers and a King Cormorant.  This … Continue reading

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Guillemot time

I had a super visit to South Stack on Anglesey a week or so ago.  It was a good time to go as it was late in the season, and the fledglings had left the nest, so there were a … Continue reading

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Avocet

Have been struggling with this avocet for a time: these are beautiful interesting birds but it’s difficult to make them look good in paint.  This painting has gone through several stages, adding and removing backgrounds and surrounds till I settled … Continue reading

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Spring news

  Really busy with admin work for a local art society at the moment, but somehow I’m finding that having to struggle to make time to do my own work inspires creativity.  I was struck by a rather tatty looking … Continue reading

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Well here is one..

Following my ‘new impetus’ decision at the start of the year, here is the first painting, not completed yet.  Although not a completely new approach, nevertheless it represents a  development in terms of mark making …. Also I now have … Continue reading

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New Year, new projects …

One of my New Year resolutions was to further develop the bird paintings into more dynamic directions.  These are two Christmas commissions: I enjoyed painting the male and female eider ducks…..

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