Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Common Snipe

Common Snipe, Gallinago sp
Oil painting on wood, 30x42 cm.

As many blogger mates such as Juan Carlos Gálvez, Luis Sogorb, Antonio Ojea... have done, in this post I´ll show you the creation process of a small oil. It is a common snipe - Gallinago sp-. I´m drawing it from a photograph I took at the Navaseca Lagoon in Daimiel, while I´m trying to draw the landscape on site (but the weather is not good). The base of graphite is almost finished and when it isn´t cloudy I´ll try to colour it.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Painting in Doñana

Sketches on site of Avocets, Recurvirostra avosetta
Watercolour and pencil, 29'7 x 21 cm.

Last weekend I travelled to my homeland. I enjoyed it a lot, especially on Saturday. In the morning I was painting with my niece, who made her first `Wildlife Art´work; I enjoyed collaborating on it. Then, after a splendid meal, an afternoon working in one of the most beautiful places to watch birds, the marshes of El Rocío, in Doñana. I was with my colleague of the AEAN: José A. Sencianes. Besides talking about wildlife art, it´s a pleasure to watch how he works... so fluid, quick and, of course, well. Thanks for these moments, mate.

Watercolour made by my niece Aurora(she´s only 4).