Sunday, 24 November 2013

Goldfinches - lino prints on gift tags for Christmas

My favourite birds - goldfinches. Up to 10 goldfinches at a time visit my garden to eat sunflower hearts, niger seed and to perch on and peck at teazels. I can see them from my studio window. Unlike blue tits, they sit fairly still for quite a while which helps ifyou are trying to draw them!
  Other visitors include a woodpecker, starlings, blackbirds, great tits, bullfinches, sparrows and, in deeper winter, siskins, fieldfares and redwings.
While I was drawing, I was listening to the 'Be Good Tanyas' who sang, 'the littlest birds sing the prettiest songs...'.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Walking the Dog - lino prints

Lino prints I've created after my visit to Whitesands Bay, Pembrokeshire. Since watching these dogs on the beach I've started scrutinising the antics of dogs in the local park...I must do more dog walking images!
 Leading the way...  lino print on ivory, silk paper
 Leading the way...lino print on red, silk paper
 Here's the ball - lino print on ivory paper
Slowly walking along...