These were some illustrations i worked on at the back end of 2008 and have only just got them back. They are mainly inspired by events witnessed at Spurn Bird Observatory. I'm happy with some of the results but some i didn't feel happy with either for the inaccuracy of the bird (one of the Pochards), colour reproduction (Black Redstart & Robin )or colours themselves (Mistle Thrush). I still struggle with applying colour and find it hard to achieve the right colour balance without jeopardising the light in the painting or the bird itself . However irrespective of this i love the on going up and downs that come with bird illustration (especially in watercolours) and there is nothing that would stop me painting because when your happy with a finished piece there is no better feeling in the world!
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
This was a piece of artwork i was sent by Ray Scally as a Christmas present. I am sure you will agree that its a fantastic piece of work and is one i will cherish. Not only is the light in the drawing excellent but it also captures the feeling of a Collared Pratincole fantastically which is very hard to do when such an energetic bird as a pratincole is stationary. I hope on seeing this you go immediately to his NEW WEBSITE and check out his other Brilliant work at http://www.rayscally.co.uk
I'm sure like me it will be added to your Favourites instantaneously!
Thanks Once Again Ray