Freitag, Juli 06, 2018

Harpy eagle drawing in stages

Harpy eagles belong to my favorite raptors, and I feel lucky to have sketched and painted them again and again in both Berlin and Nürnberg zoos. I didn`t have the chance to visit Nürnberg this year yet, but there is a lot of video footage I took last year, and enabled me to do this study using various fineliners.Here they are the various stages





Dienstag, Juni 26, 2018

Nymphenburg park-Study of a new owl


 Once again a Tawny owl life study, but this time a of new one. I didn`t spot it myself but a photographer , a regular visitor of the park. Painted in Acryla Gouache


Me while painting the latest Tawny owl in the park. (photo credit: Birgit Hilz)



Donnerstag, Juni 21, 2018

New Tawny owl study

A new life study of the Tawny owl called "Michael" , painted on location in Nymphenburg park yesterday in the morning.Watercolours

Donnerstag, Juni 14, 2018

Steller`s sea eagle-Wildpark Poing

Steller`sea eagle , painted today in the morning in Wildpark Poing. My first ever life study of this bird in watercolours.

Dienstag, Juni 12, 2018

Red footed falcon illustration

Red footed falcon pair. The last illustration, of my contribution to the new European breeding bird Atlas EBBA 2.Painted in Acryla Gouache. . I feel honoured to be part of this huge project! Check out the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EBBA2.info, and find more informations about sponsoring at http://www.ebba2.info/support-eb…/ebba2-species-sponsorship/

Montag, Juni 11, 2018

Red kite juvenile( life study)


A Red kite juv. sketched today in the morning close to its nest, using a telescope. (southern Bavaria). This is my first ever study of a "wild" Red kite





Samstag, Juni 09, 2018

Domestic dove breeding

It was few days ago, when we came back from holidays, and found to our surprise a dove breeding in an empty pot at our balcony.Because I didn`t want to disturb , I was watching them from the Kitchen window using binoculars, and managed to do a couple of studies.Meanwhile the doves are gone since yesterday, the eggs also, and I pressume that one of the many crows around was the thief...