Sunday, 5 May 2013
So winter has passed and I can venture out sketching birds again. Over the winter I've been experimenting with linocuts and here are some original plates.
Bird on a wire. Based on a quick sketch of a bird resting on a telephone line just after dusk
A wren, based on an old sketch
and a goose, trying to get a woodcut type of effect.
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Well life got busy and then my wife went away for 3 nights with work and I had nothing to do but paint. 8 more birds coming in pairs. New scanner does things I don't like to the colour so so once I figure it I'll post truer images. First up the cormorant and the rook. Both black feathered birds with the cormorant being a beautiful purple/black and the rook a grey/blue/black. So many shades of near black.