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Chooks. Watercolour.


Eyes right! Redshanks sheltering.

Eyes right! Redshanks sheltering.

Oak framed £65 plus p&p


Oyster Catchers.

Oyster Catchers.

Water colour, mounted. £20. plus p&p.


Buchan Birds and Beasts.


A series of watercolour paintings on the Birds and Beasts in the North East of Scotland.


Barnacle Goose

Redshank and Oyster Catcher.

Oyster Catchers are one of my favourite birds.  I love the noise they make, I like the way they group together and strike poses.

Redshanks come second, again once grouped and all the little spindly orange legs (not red!)

These Oyster Catchers reminded me of years back when one went to the seaside and the men rolled up their trouser legs and paddled, with a hankie on their heads knotted in four corners to protect the bald spot. Hands in pockets!



 The Oyster Catchers above are escaping, hopefully, a gathering storm.  I was more concerned in the shapes of them than them looking too feathery if that makes sense.


Finally the Redshanks.  These had huddled together following, or during the ‘Perfect Storm’ we had in the North East of Scotland recently. The sight of all those legs – under the fluffed up bodies – wow.

These three paintings are unframed, unmounted but I shall be obtaining a price from my favourite framer in Fraserburgh, Doug Irvine.  However all are on cards, priced at £2.00 each plus postage, depending on how many you would like!  If you wish to order, please comment, I will not publish your comment.  I hope to be up and running with Paypal account, which I have, but cant for the life of me remember the password…..

a new blog.

My new blog. ( is the other one).  This blog will be all about my painting.  Hope you enjoy.  The Fanciful Flock, now gone to a good home, but lots more hens, birds of all kind are my favourite subjects to paint.Image


grey seal, water colour.

grey seal, water colour.