Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The 7th Wild Goose Festival took place last weekend in Tata town. This event became the biggest and most important nature-related event in Hungary in the recent years.
This time we've painted a big, 1 x 3 meters painting of the Tata Lake with a lot of birds on it. The main role of it was to make the programmes more colourful.
We've strated the work on Thursday with stretching the huge canvas:










We wanted to finish the background before Saturday, and to paint birds when the visitors are around.































Here are my 2 friends, Márton Zsoldos and Stefan Boensch adding birds:









Some of the birds painted by me:










And the finished painting:










Some 5-6000 visitors turned up on Saturday, here's a part of the crowd waiting for the return of the Geese in the afternoon:










And a part of the 18000 Geese:












Please have a look at my friend's webpage for his report with more photographs:
http://zsoldosmarton.freeblog.hu/

Saturday, November 17, 2007

My friend, Gerard Gorman, whom I've been working with in the bird tourism business, is running a blog concentrating on the European Woodpeckers. In his most recent posts he's very kind to introduce my works to his visitors:
http://woodpeckersofeurope.blogspot.com/
I've been working with Gerard as the illustrator of his book 'Woodpeckers of Europe' 3 years ago.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I've finished this watercolour illustrating two 1st winter Pygmy Cormorants yesterday. It's 27x35 cms. This will be a prize of the bird race held at the end of this month in Tata town (more info at: http://www.mme-komarom.hu/).











Here's the framed painting:

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I've updated the gallery on my webpage (http://www.kokay.hu/eng_index.htm). I've created 4 categories, and added much more works than before. Please have a look!

Monday, November 05, 2007

I've finished the illustrations of the poisonous animals. Here are 2 from the last ones.

Mauve Stinger (Pelagia noctiluca):















Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis):

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Dendrobates (Phyllobates) terribilis (the most dangerous Poison-arrow Frog; the poison of one animal can kill 10-20 humans):











Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula (Brachypelma smithi):











White-spotted Assassin (Platymeris biguttata):