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Butterflies on vellum

A few butterflies around at last, here are four of the commonest: Peacock, Tortoishell, Painted Lady and Red Admiral.  The caterpillars of these four all feed on nettles so leave a little patch for them in your garden.  I’ve painted … Continue reading

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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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A frosty morning

A frosty morning for our Belted Galloways.  These delightful cattle will feature in my forthcoming book The Illustrated Guide to Cattle to be published in March 2014.

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