The Boneli`s eagle is definitely my favorite raptor. Though a rare sighting in Europe, I was lucky enough to observe, study and sketch them in the wild five years long.
In one of these visits I saw the female sitting in the distance against the sea. I managed to make a watercolour on location, and get some blurred video footage. I did a more detailed b/w study based on this footage years later but I didn`t find the time to create a painting until now.
It was two years ago when I did a study of this Saker falcon on toned paper.
I always had in mind to do a coloured version of this but didn`t find
the time until now..Here is the initial drawing , and the latest watercolour.
A new portrait sketched on location in the "Neue Pinakothek" in Munich, a
gallery containing paintings from 18th to the beginning of the 20th
century. Here is a portrait of Max Freiherr von Perfall painted by
Wilhelm Leibl in 1877
For most of the people who know my work, I`m a wildlife artist.What they don`t know is that I used to draw in the past and still do many human portraits from life. In this case , I decided to "enrich" my knowledge, by copying portraits of Old masters in the "Alte Pinakothek" in Munich. A unique experience!
again, a Tawny owl study, but this time an individual I haven`t seen
for the last two years, and haven`t painted or sketched before. Various
fineliners & pens on toned paper .Attached also a photo of mine taken while I was sketching the owl (photo credit: G. Albrecht)
new watercolour study of the Tawny owl close to the main water channel
painted today in the morning on location . Didn´t have the best
conditions to work outdoors, it was cold and foggy today, but eventually
I managed to finish the picture.
A selection of drawings I did during last week , while guiding German birdwatchers in the lake.All of the sketches have been done on location using a spotting scope. I want to thank Hartmut M Bartmeise for giving me the chance to do it, and Nikos Gallios & Giorgos Spiridakis for the great company!Glad to meet also Ody Tzimoulis and Dimiter Georgiev.