Friday, November 26, 2010

The Wild Goose Festival is going to be held this weekend. As usual, I was asked to support the event with one painting. It will be a prize for the rarest species found during the bird race held tomorrow.
I've painted this Waxwing watercolour:

Friday, November 19, 2010

I've sketched this adult Dlack-headed Gull in my district on the river. It had a red colour and a metal ring. I've drawn these on the original sketch, but the bird left and had to complete the sketch after other individuals.

I've received the ringing details, it had been ringed by my friend on 14th December 2001, in Budapest. It had been reported from Austria twice.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

There's a Cormorant roost in my district by the Danube. I've visited the site yesterday afternoon, but had to leave before the birds arrived. I could make this one sketch of an early arrival. I'll go back in the coming weeks as there's an increadible light on these birds in the evening.

Friday, November 12, 2010

I've received the email this morning about winning the Don Eckelberry Scholarship Award of the Society of Animal Artists . This is a prize in the memory of the late Don Eckelberry, American bird artist and is given to young bird artists under the age of 40.
I can travel to the Asa Wright Nature Center in Trinidad to study the rich birdlife there. This award is a milestone in my art career.
I would like to thank American artists, James Coe and Barry W. Van Dusen for their encourageing and friendly support in the previous years, and giving their support to win this award!