Away caravanning on the downs north east of Salisbury. The sky is alive with the ariel stunts of swallows against a background of duck egg blue and cotton wool clouds. Stood for 10 minutes sketching and saw 3 wrens, a bullfinch, a longtailed tit and a couple of pied wagtails.
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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.