There is soon to be an exhibition at the Amberley Inn nr Stroud which will include these artworks. The Koi fish painting was a joy to paint and now needs a nice frame. The exhibition will start on 1st September more details to follow. In the meantime here is Halcyon and Wilderness Pheasants with lots of yummy (inedible) gold leaf.
Shame I do not have an SLR camera, but these are not bad for my little Lumix
All sorts of painting ideas currently on the go. These birds have attitude!
Years have passed since I painted a natural landscape and now having watched a demo by watercolour artist John Bailey at my local art club I was inspired to emulate what he had done by using the same sample photo that John used to create his painting but using my usual medium acrylic paints. It’s a good way to firmly apply the demo to memory!
….thanks to Boondockers Farm in Oregon for permission to use their photo. These pigs were imported to the US during the 1900’s for breeding. “British folklore claims the large black spots are bruises caused by the apples falling onto them as they foraged the orchard floors for food.”
Rooks hang around the parking spots on Dartmoor, making cheeky chirpy noises at the visitors in the hope of some sandwich crumbs….
Bingo! Birds are arriving at my feeders today. I espied a Blackcap on the bush as he was pecking at the fat ball with such a cute hair do!