Ive had a cracking time at Spurn recently (as always!) with the art auction and personally raised just under £100 for the Observatory. I sold some very old sketches and some old bits and pieces circulating in various journals in Yorkshire that I wouldn't dream of uploading on my blog as I'm very embarrassed about them.
Its amazing to see how my work has changed over 5 years and the different directions and ideas I was working towards. The beauty of art in my eyes is its evolution!
|1st Summer Male Golden Oriole (Yearsley Moor 2008)|
This illustration I have just uploaded was a recent request for the 2010 York Ornithological Report for a piece about the BTO Bird Atlas. I don't know when this report is due out but the 2009 report is now available at the York Ornithological Club Website containing a few illustrations featured on my blog.
|2009 York Ornithological Club Report|
I finally got an OK scan of the Adult Glaucous Gull but unfortunately not in colour as the scanner still doesn't do the colour justice. Having now had time away from the piece and speaking to Pete Wragg (Spurn Larid Man) I can see there is something not quite right about the head and bill. That's not to say I'm not happy about the painting but just something to work on when illustrating the next Gull.
|Adult Glaucous Gull (Black & White)|