Birds · Mixed Media · Original Art · Watercolor

Kookaburra Portrait

I had a lot on today and was unsettled as I really wanted to paint something. When I finally got to the stage, where everything else now took the back seat I decided to paint a portrait of a Kookaburra. With my mind still spinning, I didn't do a practice sketch but plunged straight onto… Continue reading Kookaburra Portrait

Bird journal · Birds · Mixed Media · Original Art

Willie Wagtails

I spent Easter Monday finishing off my sketch of Willie Wagtails. They are very intense fast little birds, and their tails flit rapidly from side to side. This particular sketchbook doesn't take to watercolour, so I used my Elegant Writer pen and some gouache.

Birds · Mixed Media · Original Art · Wildlife

Black Cockatoo

I was so excited to have received my new pens yesterday and knew that this Black Cockatoo would be a great subject to practice on. The special new pen is the "Elegant Writer" which is a calligraphy pen that dissolves with brush and water creating beautiful unpredictable effects. It's really fun and encourages looseness! :-)… Continue reading Black Cockatoo

Birds · Burrill Lake · Mixed Media · Watercolor

Sparrows on the fence

Spending a relaxing long weekend at Burrill Lake only 10 minutes from home painting sparrows on the fence. Used Saunders Waterford CP and really like it with my mixed media of watercolour with some ink, gouache and conte crayon. 10.5" x 7.5"