Friday, 11 July 2008

Great Crested Grebes, Tanto; 11th July 2008

Sketches of Great Crested Grebes from today in Tanto, a park in Stockholm City on the water. Great birds to sketch, a never ending variety of shapes as thes birds constantly change posture. I find the resting birds particularily interesting as they fold their necks back, the plumes provide a great challenge to draw as they constantly change shape acording to the angle viewed.

Monday, 7 July 2008

Tantolunden; 7th July 2008

Great Crested Grebe


Redwing Fledgling

Out with the watercolurs today and made myself get out and use them in the field. Managed to muddy the palate somewhat after adding too much water, but still managed to get some interesting reults. Fledgling Redwing was a bit of a suprise as the species is not a common breeder as far as I know within city limits. Great Crested Grebe and Starling are much more abundant and make ready subjects....

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Tyresö Strand; 30th June 2008

Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Ringed Plover Chick

Black-throated Diver Pair

Willow Warbler

Not been out enough of late, so a chance to sketch Little Ringed Plover was really nice today. An adorable looking Ringed Plover chick made a super still subject, whilst a pair of Black-throated Diver passed along the Strand later in the afternoon. A Willow Warbler also drawn over the day. Planning on getting a lot more work done over the coming months, with some canvases already formed in my mind I will be rather busy...