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Blue Tit on Ivy Leaves
An adorable little blue tit perched on trailing ivy leaves. My thanks to Albert Horsborough for kind permission to use his wonderful reference photo. The blue tit (cyanistes caeruleus) is a much-loved garden and woodland bird, widespread in the UK and much of Europe, entertaining us with its agility at our back yard bird feeders. Like the chickadee, it is part of the paridae family. Derwent Lightfast and Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat board with Pan Pastel background. All materials used are acid free and meet the highest standards of lightfastness.
Is it Spring yet?
I couldnât resist this baby hedgehog when I saw this photo and knew I just had to create it. A donation of this sale will go to Dottieâs Little Hog Hospital hedgehog rescue in Herne Bay, Kent. It is run by two amazing women Jo and Jen who rely on the kindness of donations and fund raisers.
Franceso Hayez Bust
Original charcoal and chalk sketch of Francesco Hayez (10 February 1791 â 21 December 1882) was an Italian painter, the leading artist of Romanticism in mid-19th-century Milan, renowned for his grand historical paintings, political allegories, and exceptionally fine portraits. Part of my tribute to artists collection. Picture is 18 x 13cm within a mounted frame.
Journey towards life
Thames barge at Chelsea wharf
A Thames barge is moored alongside a wharf at Chelsea in London, I took the photograph that I used for the painting in 1988, by then both the barge and the wharf had been outmoded for a long time, their purpose of use altered from being worked by occupation and commerce to becoming abodes to be lived in. Change didn't destroy them but it did destroy the ways of life they supported.
Sunset on Liberty
An original watercolour of the sun setting behind the Statue of Liberty. The Manhattan skyline can be seen in the background. Signed by the artist: D Shawcross. Framed and ready to hang. Frame: A 35mm luxury wide reverse shaped dark walnut (with a gold inner edge) coloured picture frame made from real ayous wood with a stain finish. Acrylic safety glazing and 55mm luxury deep-bevel single ivory mount.
My Friend Robin
This friendly robin red-breast is a regular visitor to my garden all year round and loves to perch on this little stone garden statue, while looking around for something tasty to eat! Derwent Lightfast and Caran d'Ache Luminance pencils on Clairefontaine Pastelmat board. All materials used are acid free and meet the highest standards of lightfastness. Artist's own reference photograph used. Image measures approximately 9.75" x 13.75" (25cm x 35cm).