Saturday, December 16, 2006

I've updated my webpage. You can find new stuff in the gallery (http://www.kokay.hu/gallery.htm), amoung the logos (http://www.kokay.hu/logos.htm), and on the field sketching page (http://www.kokay.hu/field.htm).
Those who are regular visitors in my blog will not find much new thing.
2 of my previous works are for sale. This Golden Eagle on carcass from 2003 for 1500 EUR (not including package and posting).











And this Barn Owl from 2000 for 1100 EUR (not including package and posting).

Friday, December 15, 2006

I've painted a watercolour of that Sparrowhawk seen on Monday (see my previous blog). Here's the preliminary pencil drawing (it's detailed because the background is quite complex):











And the final painting:












The original is for sale for 250 EUR.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

The new issue of BirdLife Hungary's magazine, 'Madártávlat' has just been published. My Wallcreeper painting, 'Warm Rays' is on the front cover, and there's a one page article about the painting progress.
































In my identification section I delt with the 'horned' Owls, Long-and Short-eared, and Eagle Owls:

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I've spent 2 days sketching with my friend in Kiskunság National Park. Our main target were Geese, but they were quite dispersed over the agricultural lands, so we had not much chance to get close views.
Here's a Greylag:












And a grazing flock in very dull light:









Sunday was quite cloudy with some rain, but Monday was beautiful with sunshine all day. There was a cooperative Sparrowhawk posing for nearly an hour for us on this branch:











A photo of the same bird (on my sketch the ehad is quite big, because I started to draw her in haste, not daring to hope to have such prolonged views).















Late afternoon we found thousands of Geese arriving to an alkaline lake from north (I've spotted a Red-breasted Goose within the incoming flock).








There was not much time till sunset, so I could make only a few sketches of White-fronts:























It's me sketching from the top of a hunters' hide (that was used by a Peregrine before me):












The sunset over that alkaline lake:

Saturday, December 09, 2006

I've painted this plate to be published in Dutch Birding as an illustration for an article about the intermediate forms of Long-tailed Tits in Europe. I used gouache.

Friday, December 08, 2006

I've uploaded a report of our trip to Dobrogea this May. You can check it on my webpage, at the travel reports menu.
There are some photos and sketches taken there.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

My latest oil painting, completed today. I've seen these Great Bustards this March in Kiskunság area. I used my field sketches and photographs in this work. I tried to capture that evening atmosphere with the heat haze over the snow field.

Friday, December 01, 2006

I'm delighted to announce that my Peregrine painting was selected to be the Pic of the month in December on the Originalbirdart webpage:
http://www.originalbirdart.com/monthly_pic.htm
You can see this work in progress on my webpage (only in the Hungarian version, under 'Galéria' menu). This is the 12th picture, please click on the blue text beside it).