Dienstag, Oktober 25, 2016

"Langford Press field sketches Award 2016"

I feel excited and grateful to be able to announce that I`m the winner of this year`s "Langford Press Field sketches Award" competiiton. Unfortunately I`m not able to attend the event today, but nevertheless I want to thank the judges in this point, and encourage every artist working outdoors to participate! The originals are to be seen during  "the Natural eye" exhibition of SWLA in the Mall Galleries in London. Attached, the studies I submitted.

Montag, Oktober 24, 2016

One more Tawny owl study

The weather conditions were excellent today and I didn´t miss the chance to spend few hours in Nymphenburg park once again , sketching and painting an other Tawny owl, sitting up on a beech tree very close to the main entrance of the palace. Fineliners and Copic markers/ Tombow dual brush pens 
Tawny owl coloured life study

Tawny owl, sketch, warming up for the coloured study

Freitag, Oktober 14, 2016

Life study of The Tawny owl "Kasimir"

I spend few hours in Schloss Nymphenburg, today in the morning, sketching the most famous Tawny owl in Munich the "Kasimir". Because of the very low temperatures I didnt use watercolours but Faber-Castell Fineliners and Copic markers.  I also met many lovely people there..

Donnerstag, September 22, 2016

New Tawny owl study from Nymphenburg park


This morning I was able to visit after months the Schloss Nymphenburg, in Munich, looking for a Tawny owl in the park which was not painted yet..Thanks to good friend Heinz Peter, who confirmed his preseence, I went there early in the morning and managed to do this watercolour study.Attached also a short video taken by the same friend during the action..

Freitag, September 16, 2016

Dwarf crocodile & Indian elephant studies

Though I did a couple of "portrait" studies of this reptile in the past , never tried to capture the "whole" before..It was about time! Dwarf crocodile, Faber-Castell artist Pitt pen

Indian elephant study, sketched today in the Munich zoo. It was a kind of demonstration , showing important anatomical features

Samstag, September 10, 2016

Latest life studies from captive birds

Eurasian eagle owl study, Bic pen

Peregrine falcon study, Bic pen

Red kite watercolour study, Wildpark Poing -Munich

Barn owl study , Faber-Castell artist Pitt pen, Bruinehaar-Netherlands

One more study of the same Barn owl  , Faber-Castell artist Pitt pen, Bruinehaar-Netherlands

A eurasian eagle owl study which has never been finished, because I wasn`t pleased with it and gave up

Eagle owl head study, Faber-Castell artist Pitt pen

Dienstag, August 23, 2016

Zoo animals & Bird life studies -Riesa zoo / Saxony

I`m just back from a short five days trip to Saxony visiting family and close relatives.
There is a small zoo with mainly european species and couldn`t miss the chance to make some life studies.Here they are the results..
Eagle owl study, Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

Brown hare , head study, Bic pen

Brown hare detail, Bic pen

Brown hare study, Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

Common crane,  Bic pen

European mouflon, Bic pen & Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

Japanese green pheasant study, Bic pen

Przewalski horse, Bic pen

Roe deer female, Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen

White stork study, Bic pen & Faber -Castell Pitt artist pen