I watched `Attenborough’s Paradise Birds` on the iplayer back in february, which inspired me to watch it back and try and sketch the amazing birds he showed on it , here are some of them. The crazy shapes that these birds have evolved into and the colours are just amazing , so colourful compared to British wildlife, not sure where these sketches will go..
I was thinking maybe a large scale painting focusing on the colours and movement of the birds…
For great clips of birds of paradise there is a great you tube channel here.
Thanks for looking, any comments or ideas would be great !
Had a great opportunity recently to take part with some other lovely exhibitors from the Bristol area in a fair at Westonbirt Arboretum , in the lovely Oak Hall there, we ( me and Elaine Knight on our table) had our stall selling prints and framed work and when the sunshine came out so did the people to buy things!
I hope to soon put some of the Prints and Photos I was selling here, on my etsy shop!
i have said it out loud, so I shall have to do it now!
photo by Elaine Knight
I am taking part in an Art car boot sale , at Old Sodbury near Bristol, on the 19th of July from 10.30.
It will be the same set up as a normal car boot, but with all the stall holders being artists and sellers of art, and the emphasis being on grabbing a bargain!
So if you are in the area come along and have a rummage through our boots!
Have I mentioned I love trees?
a busy day! three small paintings from new photos (pinned to board),
and then made compositions from leaves from the autumn,
I covered them in wax for protection and aesthetics
Larger Painting , acrylic on brown paper approx a4
smaller one, acrylic on brown paper, about a5
Here are a few more of my favourite photos from winter trip to Westonbirt arboretum, which I shall be working from shortly!
(all photos copyright of Alison Sloggett)
my most recent trip to the arboretum was on a lovely sunny day just after Christmas, whilst there I was trying to capture the trees from perspectives I hadn’t before, here is one of the better ones