Hyacinth Macaw

  Don´t ask me why, but I´m totally into painting birds these days, so expect to have some feathered friends flying your way in the coming weeks. 😉 This is a water color painting of a Hyacinth Macaw, a parrot that is native to central and eastern South America. With a length of about 100Continue reading “Hyacinth Macaw”

A Pair of Puffins

  A Pair of Puffins (acrylic on canvas; 30×24 cm; August 2016)   Thanks to cutting back a little from blogging, I managed to finish my latest painting – A Pair of Puffins – that I started a couple of months ago! (Usually it takes a month per painting.) Puffins are one of my very,Continue reading “A Pair of Puffins”

True Grit

  True Grit (acrylic on canvas)   There´s a huge vine climbing beside my kitchen window where the bluebirds build their nests every spring. Unfortunately we´ve got a nasty little gang of young magpies as well here (don´t get me wrong, they are beautiful but you´ll soon see why I don´t like this particular group).Continue reading “True Grit”

“Just give me some fish, will you?”

As you´ve seen on earlier posts, I´ve got a weakness for birds, especially when it comes to drawing them. But every once in a while, I just can´t resist, and have to form them in clay, as well:) This little fellow is supposed to be a Southern Rockhopper Penguin, although I have to admit, theContinue reading ““Just give me some fish, will you?””

Do we really have to go?

Here a little sketching of young Common swifts (Mauersegler; lat. apus apus, which derives from Ancient Greek and actually means “without feet”, ´cause they have really short legs, which they only use for climbing), doubting wether they should leave the nest…:)