Monday, October 27, 2008

Here's a detail from my latest snake plate (Calamaria species):


Thursday, October 23, 2008

I'm working on the snakes again. Here I show 2 examples from the last 2 plates.

Brahminy Blind Snake (Ramphotyphlops braminus):










Juvenile and adult Dusky Wolf Snake (Lycodon albofuscus):


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I've updated the gallery of my webpage with some step-by-step, work in progress demonstrations. At the moment you can find this at 2 oil paintings (Shorebirds and Wallcreeper) but will add more oils and acrilics soon.

Friday, October 17, 2008

I've finished the work on Pittas. Here are 2 more species from the series.

Blue-headed Pitta (male and female):













Blue-banded Pitta (adult and juvenile):

Thursday, October 16, 2008

At last i could get out for some fieldsketching. I've visited a fishpond system with my friends:











There was a very tame Pectoral Sandpiper:






A closer photo of the bird:












And a sketch of it:









Lapwing sketch:

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I've updated the gallery of my webpage. Recently I'm using more and more gouache paints, so I decided to open a separate gallery for them.
As it would be difficult to arrange 5 different galleries on the main page, I moved the field sketches also into the gallery page. I'll remove it from the main menu.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A new commission, some Pittas. I've never painted Pittas before.

Banded Pitta (schwaneri race)











Black-headed Pitta (adult and juvenile)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I've just received teh new issue of Dutch Birding magazine:
















There's an article in it about the identification of the white-headed race of Long-tailed Tit. It has a double-paged illustration done by me: