Saturday, October 26, 2013

Male model

This is a demo from my continuing course. We usually start with proportions, then add foreshortenings, balance, shadows and color. Figure painting is fun!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Waxwings

My favourite winter birds just arrived from the very north of Sweden, Finland or northwestern Russia. Waxwings are one of the few species specialized in berries and will definitely like it this year. The sunshine last spring made for fair bunches of rowan berries and rosehips.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Male Wheatear

A memory from last spring: a recently returned male Wheatear. These birds are perfectly designed for life among the rocks, their black and white tails exposing them in flight and concealing them when perched.