The shape and attitude of geese appeals to me. They seem very feisty and make good guard dogs and I love their plump and curvaceous lines plus the pure white feathers. They smack of the magical and the fairytale which is right up my street. My first original goose gouache. 7×10 inches on hot pressed high white paper 140lbs by Saunders Waterford – unstretched So … Continue reading Goosey Goosey Gander – my latest animal obsession
I was trembling in my boots when a lady I know asked me to paint a white duck for her. Painting white feathers onto white paper in watercolour means you simply have to use some colour! But which one(s)?I took a while to paint this as I was very nervous about each wash as I layered it on. I feel excited about the result and … Continue reading Hello Ducky
Not literally but artistically! I have been asked to paint s pheasant and a goose. The goose is from a photo I took of one near Caerphilly castle where I live last May. She could make a lovely accent piece in a rustic country kitchen or equally in a farmyard themed nursery perhaps:) To purchase a print of this goose please click here – https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/168525288/goose-print-fowl-animal-paintings-bird … Continue reading Getting in a really Fowl Mood for Christmas
Had the urge to get some stunning poultry photos yesterday and these 3 lovelies are what I found! What do you think? A pure white hen scratching for corn, a pheasant looking like he’s on the run and a sophisticated and proud cockerel that I am dying to paint. But – first things first. I drew the cockerel on a large A3 pad with a … Continue reading Feeling Fowl? Paint a chicken!