Sunday, 7 October 2012

It's finally finished, I've had relationships that haven't lasted as long as it's taken to do the background!!! No title as yet, any suggestions? drawn on Bristol Board size 12 x 8 inches time

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

This seems to be taking forever, note to self... next time just sit it on a The wooden background is around half way completed so a couple of more days should see this finished....

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Thought I would show this WIP of a Coal Tit study, so far around 10 hours work has gone into this, with at least the same to go again until finished....

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

This new drawing is as good as finished, no title as yet. I've perched him as you can see on a wire for a change, the sparrow pic was taken in my garden earlier this year. Drawing measures about 11x4 inches on bristol board, hope to have him framed this weekend.

Monday, 17 September 2012


Ive been working on a portrait for the last few days, but thought I would have a break and draw a one of my fav subjects, I hope to show this house sparrow work in a exhibition of my bird drawings at Attenborough Nature Reserve in November. Ill show more when completed..

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Thought i'd post the almost completed drawing of Nathen, this shows up a little more contrasty than the actual drawing as it hasn't been scanned, but comes straight from the camera

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Another update of the portrait I'm working on of Nathen, not getting as much time as I would like to work on this as I'm so busy running my driving business....

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Ive just started to work on one of the two portrait commision I recently excepted, early days, just getting the tones correct etc. I will post more WIP images as I progress...

Sunday, 6 May 2012

So after many hours of work by myself and my sons, Dan and Tom the conservatory/studio is as good as finished just a few pieces of trim etc to put on and the jobs done, cant wait to get back to my bird paintings and being able to use all this fantastic natural light...

Monday, 30 April 2012

Almost finished the conservatory/studio, just need to join up the guttering to the down pipe etc, inside is plaster boarded out and ready for painting, tomorrow electrics conected and skirting fixed into place, cant wait to be sat in there with a G&T in my hand....

Monday, 23 April 2012

End of day one

This is where were at after day one, would like to have been a little further on but the weather was against us, hope to be finished on the build within the next couple of days, weather permitting.....

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Long time no Post

Its been a while since my last post, due to the fact that my sons and I have been building a conservatory/studio at the rear of my house, as you can see we are now ready to construct the conservatory which we hope to do this weekend, still a couple of weeks worth of work left as we only get one day a week to do the work, but hope to be finished for my birthday the first week of May.
As for drawings, the Barn Owl ended up in the bin, as I was unhappy with the background, I've started a re-draw of my baby wren on a tractor brake handle, but this time in coloured pencils, I'll post an update later this week.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Barn Owl progress update

Progress has been slow on the new drawing due to work on the conservatory/studio I'm building. have to have this finished by Sunday..... no pressure then!!!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Update on Barn Owl

As you can see, a little more work has been achieved on the Barn Owl section of this drawing, still a long way to go.......

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Update on Barn Owl Drawing

Thought I had better show an update on the new work. I've had to move on to one of the rafters and leave the Owl work until later, once Ive completed this piece I cant cause any damage to the Owl work completed so far. What you see here is approx 6 x 3.5 inches and maybe half finished......

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

A New Drawing Begins...

This is the work so far accomplished on a new drawing, no prizes for guessing what type of bird it is.... more as I progress

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Long Tailed Tit

New Drawing of a Long Tailed Tit, I know my sister likes these so I hope she's happy with this drawing.. drawn on Mellotex approx 13 x 6 inches.
As you can see from the second pic I've added a leaf as I think this balances the drawing, it hasnt photographed very well so sorry for that...

Monday, 16 January 2012

New Drawing Completed...

Finished this New Work (still no title) around an hour ago, drawn on Mellotex paper, and measuring approx 15 x 11 inches, around 35 hours drawing time on this one, will give it the once over tomorrow and then mount and frame it ready for the exhibition in March...

Saturday, 14 January 2012

New Work in progress

Just to show that I have been at the drawing board since Christmas, here is a new piece as yet untitled, still a bit to do on this as there will be more barbed wire and grass,to the right and left hand side. I have included a close up as I often get asked for these shots, hope you like it so far....