Tag Archives: Bird

Little birds on vellum

I’ve been working hard at a collection of small English birds on calfskin vellum – here are a few for your delectation.  A Coletit, a Robin and a Wren Advertisements

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Painting on vellum

My final week of my botanical art course and we attempted painting on vellum.   Vellum is derived from the Latin word ‘vitulinum’ meaning ‘made from calf’ and is in fact cleaned, bleached, stretched and scraped calf or goat skin. … Continue reading

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Etching admiration

I have just completed a 2 day etching course and I’m now totally in awe of anyone who etches!  What a complicated and difficult process it is.  First you have to grind the edge of your metal plate, then polish … Continue reading

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A beautiful bird’s nest

Its spring at last and the birds are nesting.  Here is a Long Tailed Tit’s nest, so beautifully made with moss and lichen, but sadly if I can see it so can the Magpies and I fear for these little … Continue reading

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The Curlews are here again

Its not only flowers appearing and leaves bursting forth that tells me its spring at last.  Its the bird song I hear, like the Chiffchaff and Cuckoo.  We live near some boggy fields that always used to have Curlews nesting … Continue reading

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Have you heard a Chiffchaff?

Have you heard a Chiffchaff yet with its distinctive song?  This amazing little bird weighing no more than 9 grams will have flown all the way from West Africa.  As yet no one knows how long they take or what … Continue reading

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