Saturday, August 20, 2011

Wheatear sketches

I drew these Wheatears during a visit at Kullen in June. I think field sketching is essential to painting. It keeps our minds open and makes for brisk paintings.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Here is the finished horse riding piece - my second attempt on the subject. Movement and precision don't combine easily.

Friday, August 5, 2011


This wagtail was one of the very few birds we saw at Sandhammaren last midsummer. There was even nothing to eat for the gulls - just sand, water and a few flies. But we still had a wonderful walk on a beautiful beach.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Horse riding

Horses are really difficult animals to draw, perhaps because we are so familiar with them that we’ll detect any mistake immediately. This is Linda on a lusitano.