Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Great crested grebes

I saw these elegant grebes at Carsington Reservoir, a favourite place of ours for birdwatching. It was a  fairly overcast day, and the colours were generally muted, but the white feathers on the grebes' faces shone as they flicked their heads in unison. I don't usually paint birds, but I'm quite please with the way this has turned out.

This can be seen at http://www.etsy.com/listing/76382195/grebes-original-oil-painting-16x16

Monday, 20 June 2011

Olive trees, Villeneuve near Avignon

Finally, my painting of olive trees near Avignon is completed! It's taken a while to get back to this painting, and I didn't want to overdo the leaves. This does capture the look of the scene, and its general peacefulness.

You can find this in my etsy shop at http://www.etsy.com/listing/76321031/olive-trees-avignon-original-oil