Monday, 23 September 2013

Reddish roosters

Here's the Curlew Sands from earlier in the month, shown here when they were neatly parked up with some Grey Plovers.

I have to confess that I prefer the freshness of the initial sploosh and pencil version, before the detail got bludged on.   But it's a bit late to wipe it down and go back now.   Onward!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

South Hide sludgepeckers

No time for a proper painting this week, but here's an ultra-quick scribble of juv Greenshank and juv water Rail striding along together at Minsmere.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Kipping bug-eye

Here's a sleepy Stone Curlew keeping half an eye on me, whilst having its portrait done.

Sunday, 1 September 2013


Don't be fooled by that long thin neck- Black Swan striking like a mamba and clearing 60 Mute Swans out of the creek in 10 minutes.  I expect DEFRA has its mind on other things.