Saturday, June 21, 2008

I've painted this Ural Owl for commission. It's watercolour on A4 sized paper. I'm going to the Zemplén Hills with my family on holiday for the next 2 weeks. I really hope to see this Owl and even to sketch it in the field. Come back in 2 weeks to see if I'm lucky or not.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Two more Mediterranean bird:

Short-toed Eagle














Blue Rock Thrush











Both were painted with watercolour and gouache.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I'm working on some Mediterranean birds.

Griffon Vulture:















Red-legged Partridge:















Hoopoe:












Crested Lark:















Roller:











Bee-eater:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I've received the may issue of Birding World today. My marsh Warbler oil painting is on the front cover:















This is the second issue that has my painting on the cover. The first is here: http://kokayart.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_archive.html
I haven't been out for ages, so couldn't say no to my friend's invitation to check a Saker's nest. I could make one page of a recently fledged juvenile out of the nest:














The bird was perching on a high voltage pylon: