Meadows in the Tweed Valley
30 x 41 Oil/Linen
This is one of my favourite places and I have painted it many times at different times of the year and day. It’s very close to my friend Jasmin’s home in Biggar, Scotland. I would love to take a workshop here some day, so anyone interested let me know! Maybe next year.
Wren at Dusk
8 x 12 Oil/Panel
I have been working on this one for a while, trying to get the landscape to fit well with the wren.
I was just signing it this morning as I listened to the BBC Radio 4 PM programme, and there was a report on a ceremony in France to bury the last of the unknown Australian soldiers from the First World War. Relatives read out letters received from some of the soldiers and they were so moving, bringing tears to my eyes and I couldn’t see to sign my painting.
As I looked at my painting of a bird in a tranquil landscape, I couldn’t help but be aware of the sharp contrast in my life to those who go to war to enable me to stay at home in the safety of my studio and paint birds and landscapes. It would be good to be able to give something back….
Everyone loves hummingbirds. When I first came to New Mexico I was captivated by these beautiful energetic and feisty little birds. Here is a short video for those who miss them (Michael), those whom have never seen them in action and especially for you Dad.
Nuthatch with Cloud
12 x 10 Oil/Panel
This is a variation upon a previous painting, using the same nuthatch image as the previous etching. I am trying to find ways of incorporating my landscapes, albeit subtly, with my birds. I find it so hard to know when a painting is finished.
Nuthatch 5 x 4
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If you have been following my latest posts, you know that I have been working on this nuthatch etching. I am the having the best time and learning so much. I can’t wait to start my next bird, but I haven’t decided which one to do yet… any suggestions?
9 x 16 Oil/Linen
New Mexico is glorious in the autumn and every year I am drawn to paint these beautiful trees. This painting I think is freer than usual. I found myself enjoying the brush strokes more than I usually do. What’s happening?!!