Subject 6: Birds in a landscape

“Birds in a landscape” is my ongoing series.  It started in September 2013.  I will add new images to this page as the drawings continue (in descending order from first drawing to latest drawing).  Each of these drawings has its own post – I have put the post link under each one.

The idea to look at the waterfront around Fremantle came to me in a dream.  Until my September dream I thought that I’d finished with this subject years ago.  It is wonderful to come back to it with fresh eyes as well as new techniques.   The last bird drawing prior to this series was in 2006 though most of them were around 2000/2001.  (The old drawings can be viewed on my website: click here to have a look.)

"Just Landed" portrait of a tern down at the port of Fremantle. 215 x 272 mm. Completed on 25th September 2013.

“Just Landed” portrait of a tern down at the port of Fremantle. 215 x 272 mm. Completed on 25th September 2013.

post:  Just Landed

"Take Me to the River" 240 x 525 mm, completed on 2nd October 2013.

“Take Me to the River” (a little pied cormorant at East Fremantle jetty) 240 x 525 mm, completed on 2nd October 2013.

post: Take Me to the River

"On the Waterfront" 275 x 525 mm. Completed on 17th October 2013.

“On the Waterfront” (seagull with the port of Fremantle behind)
275 x 525 mm. Completed on 17th October 2013.

post: On the Waterfront

"La Danse" coloured pencil drawing, 260 x 315 mm. November 2013.

“La Danse” (little pied cormorant at East Fremantle jetty) coloured pencil drawing, 260 x 315 mm. November 2013.

post: La Danse

Eye Catcher Mixed media on pescia paper. 285 x 305 mm. November 2013. An oystercatcher on the sand at Point Walter, Western Australia.

Eye Catcher
Mixed media on pescia paper. 285 x 305 mm. November 2013.
An oystercatcher on the sand at Point Walter, Western Australia.

post: A Difficult Birth (Eye Catcher)

"Early Bird" 245 x 350 mm. Coloured pencils and oil pastels on pescia paper. A crested tern in front of The Left Bank Cafe Bar Restaurant at East Fremantle early in the morning.

“Early Bird”
245 x 350 mm. Coloured pencils and oil pastels on pescia paper.
A crested tern in front of The Left Bank Cafe Bar Restaurant at East Fremantle early in the morning.

Post:  Early Bird

"Wings" mixed media drawing. 285 x 335 mm. January 2014. A pied oystercatcher stretches on the sandbar at Point Walter.

“Wings” mixed media drawing. 285 x 335 mm. January 2014. A pied oystercatcher stretches on the sandbar at Point Walter.

Post:  Wings

More Recent birds –

"Port Side" 2016

“Port Side”
2016

"The Humble Seagull" 2016

“The Humble Seagull”
2016

"Liberation" 2016

“Liberation”
2016

"Rain Bird" 2017

“Rain Bird”
2017

"Transit Lounge" 2017

“Transit Lounge”
2017

“Just Looking”  2017

“Stepping Out”
2017

“Surveillance”
March 2017

“Port Authority”
July 2017

“On the Rocks 1”
July 2017

“On the Rocks 2”
July 2017

“Treading the Boards”
August 2017

 

 

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