The Outermost House and The House on Nauset Marsh – nature writing like no other

    Before you read any further would you like to just close your eyes and listen to the sounds of waves on a Cape Cod beach as seagulls and shorebirds call and sing in the sky. This will get you in the mood for this post which is inspired by the beauty of Cape Cod. I have recently read the cult classic for coastal … Continue reading The Outermost House and The House on Nauset Marsh – nature writing like no other

Painting Birds in Watercolour

If you love animals and work in watercolour no doubt you will probably have tried painting birds. The endless array of species of beautiful birds will keep us painting for  a lifetime and watercolour lends itself perfectly to capture the feather colours and textures with ease. You can use flowing wet into wet techniques in the early stages of painting birds; adding darker colours to … Continue reading Painting Birds in Watercolour

Gouache Pheasant Head Study

I’m using gouache to do a head study of a pheasant as I have been commissioned to paint a very big one (A3) in watercolour. I took about 45 mins to paint this one (the drawing took 20 mins) and it has helped me to really identify and isolate colours so that I am ready to tackle it in watercolour. I wet the whole pheasant … Continue reading Gouache Pheasant Head Study

4 of the Nest – Songbird Art Collection – New For Spring

I had painted these little birds a year or two ago. For this Spring I have resized them so that they sit harmoniously together as a whimsical set of 4. We have a cheeky Robin, a tiny Wren, a debonair Blue Tit and a cagey Kingfisher. All well-loved British birds. To go to my gallery to browse other sets click  HERE. But there’s MORE! Question:- … Continue reading 4 of the Nest – Songbird Art Collection – New For Spring