I am busy trying to transcribe the talk I presented to the Friends of Leith School of Art entitled Birds in Art: Medieval Manuscripts to Flying Creatures for this blog. However, progress is slow so in the meantime I thought I would post up some images of recent work for you to enjoy.
A couple of my new British Bird Screen prints. I love Moorhens – they are such surprising birds. These ones were originally drawn at Linlithgow Loch.
And the lovely long-tailed tit, this print was inspired by seeing long-tailed tits swinging about high up in the trees when I was walking along the Water of Leith walkway on my way to the studio.
And a non ‘flying creature’ this time – the same Islay Hare as seen in my gouache painting but this time a monotype print.
This monotype depicts the striking short eared owl seen at Dunbar eighteen months ago. I was really pleased to be able to get a strong image that reflected the intensity of the experience which I wrote about on this blog at the time.
And finally for now, my latest screen print shows a magnificent Shelduck. Inspired by the en plein air painting I made during the Seabird Drawing Course last summer the print also contains a couple of black headed gulls and some samphire plants in the foreground.