Friday, 13 November 2009
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Wednesday, 30 September 2009
You can check it out at The Shanty Islander
Now back to my paintbrushes (new pics coming soon)...
Monday, 28 September 2009
Friday, 25 September 2009
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
A couple of days ago I was down the road in Berrio Bridge, stood with a friend of mine discussing how yet another passing car had managed to smash a hole into the side of the 500 year old tudor bridge that spans the Lynher at that point, when a huge insect flew out for under the disturbed granite blocks and buzzed menacingly around our heads. It was very large, much bigger than a hornet, with vivid orange wings, abdomen and legs. It landed right next to me on the bridge and it's inch long ovipositor (egg laying gadget) was there for all to see. No doubting whatsoever, this was a Giant Wood Wasp (Urocerus gigas) or Horntail -a dramatic looking guy who would scare the life out of you as soon as look at you, but in reality is totally harmless. Doesn't even have a sting. In fact he's not even a wasp but actually a variety of sawfly.
But still, he looks good. What do you reckon? Click here
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Tis sad but at least I might get some apple pie this year.
Monday, 24 August 2009
Saturday, 22 August 2009
The interior of the wood is very shady and carpeted with moss and clover, even the fallen logs are thick with the stuff and fungi thrive in the damp conditions. Sound is quite muffled and I could only really hear the occasional bird call. Here and there stand black barked and twisted decidious trees which look very strange amidst the lighter trunks of the conifers. I noticed signs of deer beneath some of these - there are supposed to be quite a number of roe roaming the Hawkswood.
I could also imagine other creatures moving through the trees -dark creeping figures with luminous eyes and cloaked Victorian gentleman with tall hats and no faces....
Hmm. Back to the car I think.
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Friday, 7 August 2009
Monday, 20 July 2009
Friday, 17 July 2009
Here's looking forward to some interesting projects in the future
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Friday, 26 June 2009
Anyway, we zipped up the slopes, scrambled over the spine of huge granite outcrops that crown the top and generally had a great time behaving like mountain goats. Buzzards quartered the blue sky above and everything was very green and lush. So, here are a few pictures.....
Thursday, 25 June 2009
NEWA was conceived in 1994 by a group of artists interested in depicting wildlife, with conservation as one of their underlying concerns. A donation from the exhibition is made each year to wildlife causes such as the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust and The Wirral Barn Owl Trust.
The aims of the exhibition are to promote and display outstanding examples of wildlife art from both professional and amateur artists.
The huge interest generated by the exhibition among wildlife artists proved that there was a pressing need for this kind of event.
Our exhibition is staged at Gordale Garden Centre which attracts a constant stream of visitors, over 12,000 to our 2007 show. Our new website attracted an overwhelming 12,272 visitors who viewed over 190,000 pages. The website received excellent reviews, calling it the best on line gallery of 2007.
Due to this increasing success entries have risen with each subsequent year. 2007 again saw over 40% of the works on show sold, a very high percentage for any exhibition."
Sunday, 21 June 2009
There can be only one....
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
As a footnote just this morning I saw the other male of the trio down here in Middlewood. He's a much bigger guy with a full length tail and looks like he means business. Mind you, if he keeps walking down the middle of the road like he did this morning he could come to a sticky end.
Friday, 29 May 2009
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Friday, 22 May 2009
I aim to get some photos uploaded here and am toying with the idea of an impressionistic painting to preserve the scene for posterity (or at least until next spring when appear all over again)
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
If you are interested in purchasing this painting you can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
I've another larger painting of Dartmoor, complete with newly-returned wild boar in the early fruition stages so watch this blog for details.
Monday, 11 May 2009
Friday, 8 May 2009
Friday, 1 May 2009
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
No home for this one yet, so if you are interested in purchasing feel free to contact me at email@example.com
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
Thursday, 2 April 2009
I'm at the underpainting stage of this one with the main bulk of light and shade blocked in using fast drying acrylic which gives a good base on which to build up the layers of oil paint I will be slapping on in the next few days.
Watch this space for in progress pictures, I will keep you posted.
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
"Face to Face - African Elephant"
Monday, 16 March 2009
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Friday, 6 March 2009
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Monday, 2 March 2009
Monday, 9 February 2009
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Images available include -
"Afternoon Sunlight - Fallow Deer Buck"
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Sunday, 1 February 2009
Thursday, 22 January 2009
Oils on canvas
This painting is available to buy just contact me for details