I`m just back from Brittany/ France spending there three memorable days in Festival Art et Nature in Paimpont where I was privileged to be the guest of honour. I met old friends , many new ones, and I feel grateful for their kindness, support , generosity and hospitality. I hope to be able to go back in the nearest future! Many thanks in particular to Sebastien, Willy and Anne!
small painting I`ve just finished based on a drawing I did lately of
the biologist Johann Baptist von Spix holding the first ever collected
Spix macaw , a species discovered by him in Brazil in 1819 and has been
named after him. This stuffed bird still exists in the Bavarian
Zoological society in Munich. Acrylics on paper
Eurasian eagle owl study I`ve painted from life in a Raptor
rehabilitation center today in the morning. This large female has been
hit by a car last year but meanwhile recovered well and will be soon
released in the wild. Gouache colours. The first eagle owl from life in
colour after years!