A great day sketching in a bitter NW wind. Four Purple Sandpipers were on the West Pier. Challenging conditions, especially with sea spray constantly coating my telescope lens and glasses! Feeling bitterly cold.
Lovely to have a Hawfinch near to home again. I hope to spend much more time with this charismatic bird over the next few weeks. When I sketch a Hawfinch it feels like drawing a cartoon bird with its large head, huge beak and beady eye. The head is packed with muscle which operates the beak to crush hard seeds and fruit stones such as cherry to extract the kernels.
A new collection of about thirty paintings, mainly based on observations and sketches made in North Yorkshire. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation to the private view on Saturday 14th November 11am- 2pm.
My annual Bradford on Avon exhibition selling original watercolours, prints and cards will be open daily 10am-5pm. Here are a few more of the paintings showing.
Open daily 10am- 5pm. About 35 new paintings, prints and cards. See website for further details. All pictures below will be available. If you would like an invitation to the private view on Friday 23rd October 6- 8pm please email email@example.com
Fast charcoal sketches of swifts in flight.
Great Spotted Woodpecker