Archive for the ‘wildlife’ Category


Posted: October 26, 2011 in art, pastels, wildlife

It’s been a long time since I posted on this blog, a lot has happened over the last couple of years. Here is my latest – Wolves – pastel.


Tawny frogmouth painting

Posted: June 21, 2009 in art, birds, pastels, wildlife

The tawnys are really starting to take shape now, I still have a fair bit of work to do on the birds, but I wanted to make a start on the background. The first layer of leaves is down, with only a few more to add to the far background. The bird on the left is still relatively untouched, so I will focus more on that this week.

Had a bit of a play around in the studio this morning experimenting with a few different pastels. These are the results!

Tawny Frogmouth Progress

Posted: June 13, 2009 in wildlife

The tawnys are progressing slowly, but so far I am happy with how they are coming together. Today I plan on making a start with the background so I can get a better feel for the lighting and shade.

Posted: May 24, 2009 in wildlife

After much procrastination on this one, I finally got it back out and started making some headway on it. Tawny frogmouths are frequent visitors to my garden – strange but fascinating.
I have started with the one on the right, building up the layers to achieve the softness of the feathers. The background still needs some brightening as a contrast against the birds.
I’ll post updates as the painting progresses.

What’s been happening…

Posted: May 23, 2009 in wildlife

You might notice from my last blog that I was ill. A chest infection just about wiped me off the planet, but I am pleased to report I am well on the road to recovery now. Just lately, I’ve been busy in the studio, with a couple of new paintings well underway, and this recently completed commission.

Hope you like it!

New work coming soon

Posted: February 27, 2009 in wildlife

Hi All,

I’ve been ill over the last 4 weeks and haven’t been able to do any artwork. The good news is that I have 2 new projects on the board now I am up and about. I’ll post pictures of these works in progress over the coming weekend. Thanks for visiting!