River Lune

Recent bird paintings

I’ve mainly been painting birds and woodland over the winter, I love both. Mainly I head to the coast to watch the birds and these paintings are from the Lune Estuary near where I live, and the barnacle geese from the Solway Firth in Galloway. The entire Svalbard population of barnacle geese overwinters on the …

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Summer, River Lune

This oil painting is part of my series, Lune Year. I’m painting the river every month since the big floods last December. I’m planning to exhibit them as a series to coincide with the anniversary of the biggest flood, on December 5th. Which might be slightly tempting fate.

Lune Year: Sycamore and Flood Grass

A short lived spell of warm sunny weather in the past few days has finally brought a touch of green to the trees. This sketch is of the brand new sycamore leaves opening, the grass from last December’s floods still wrapped tightly around the branches. Its mixed media; acrylic and pastel, on a watercolour background.