Getting in a really Fowl Mood for Christmas

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-birdContinue reading Getting in a really Fowl Mood for Christmas

I will paint a white chicken if it kills me!

I have been prevented from painting many animals that are white – why? Because I can’t do it! I find it very hard to paint white fur and feathers convincingly. Painting white on white watercolour paper is of course very tricky. To quote a famous artist “With the tools of darkness he labours after light”. But some artists manage it beautifully – so there must … Continue reading I will paint a white chicken if it kills me!

Feeling Fowl? Paint a chicken!

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!