Monday, November 23, 2009

Short-eared Owl (watercolour on paper). It's a nice coincidence that this species is the current theme on my photographer friend's blog:

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I've painted a juvenile Imperial Eagle with watercolour and gouache. The original is for sale (roughly A4 sized).

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I've completed my Ladakh trip report. Please check it out on my webpage.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I can show you now the front cover of the European edition of the recently published Bornean field guide by Susan Myers. Similarly to the American edition, the front cover is featured by my illustration, on this a pair of Blue-headed Pittas:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I've spent 2 weeks with my friends from the UK in Ladakh, north-west India. This was not a birding trip, but to fulfil our dream. To see the ultimate cat, the Snow Leopard.
As usual, I'm late with my commissions, so didn't have time to complete a proper trip report. I'll try to make it in a few weeks. As a taster I attatch here a photo of the Snow Leopard we watched for 45 mins (good luck to finding it):

Here's the happy team at the observation point (our local expert, Smanla is in the front):

I've spent the long flight back home practicing the difficult character of the Snow Leopard (these sketches were done from photos):