Saturday, July 18, 2009

Susan Myers, the author of the new Borneo field guide, 'Birds of Borneo', has just sent me the cover of the American edition. Although I've contributed only 1 % to the illustrations of this book, one of my Pittas (the Blue-banded) has been chosen for the front cover design! I've also found out recently that the European edition will also have my work on the cover, the pair of Blue-headed Pittas. I'll show you that version also when I receive it.

To see the Bornean Pittas I painted, check the bird illustrations on my webpage.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

I've painted this plate of Swallows and Martins for BirdLife Hungary. This will be used for publications next year, as these birds will be the birds of 2010.
It is watercolour and gouache on paper (42 x 30 cm). The original is for sale for 250 EUR.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

I've painted this plate of female diving ducks for a Serbian bird magazine. Common Pochars, Ferruginous and Tufted Ducks, and Scaup:

It's watercolour and gouache on paper (24x34 cm). The original is for sale for 90 EUR.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Last September there was an extremely severe week, and a lot of Swallows, Martins died in Hungary. My brother collected 2 dead juvenile House Martins for me. I put them in the deep freezer. My wife decided to clean it today, and there was no excuse to preserve the dead birds. So I made a quick sketchpage of them, concentrating mainly to the juvenile characters. Please note the moulted uppertail coverts (which are bluish, compared to the brownish juvenile ones):
I've finished the Long-eared Owl painting. It's 80 x 60 cm, painted with oils on canvasboard. I gave the title : 'Winter roost'. This piece will be on display at this year's British Birdwatching Fair in August.