Phil and the little flock ❤

I really enjoyed painting this one, I must paint a few more oystercatchers, they fascinate me, I love to hear their sharp call which is often all that alerts me to their presence 😊

Excited to be part of this #Repost @cornwall_crafts • • • • • • Our last Private View to be held at Trelowarren Gallery is on Saturday 7th September at 12.30 pm. It would be great to see lots of our friends and supporters on this occasion. Not only will there be delicious refreshments but the exhibition is going to be amazing.

Bird of the month August the Blackbird… you will all know this one. . The song by the Beetles Blackbird singing in the dead of night Take these broken wings and learn to fly All your life You were only waiting for this moment to arise Blackbird singing in the dead of night Take these sunken eyes and learn to see All your life You were only waiting for this moment to be free Blackbird fly, blackbird fly Into the light of a dark black night Blackbird fly, blackbird fly Into the light of a dark black night Blackbird singing in the dead of night Take these broken wings and learn to fly All your life You were only waiting for this moment to arise You were only waiting for this moment to arise You were only waiting for this moment to arise Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney f you would like to get the free ebook download, you can sign up to my studio insights (link in profile) and a link will be sent to you..

I spent sometime watching rooks, fascinated by a the different expressive shapes they make with their bodies, I made an installation of drawings, this was one of them, all drawn in ink with a feather quill and fingers… now a card 😊 . . . . . . . #rook .#inkdrawing #crow #drawing #urbanbird #contemporaryart #wildlifeart #birdart #birdartist #wildbird #art #illustration #contemporarypainting #anthrozoology #humananimalrelationship #narrative #art #crowart #crowartist #ilovecrows #crowsofinstagram

Just trying to hold on to the sun … starlings across the sun linocut with monoprint… 😊. . . . . . . . #starlings #linocut #printmaking #monotype #reliefprinting #lino #urbanbird #contemporaryart #wildlifeart #birdart #birdartist #wildbird #art #illustration #sun #contemporaryprintmaking #humananimalrelationship #get_imprinted #ukprintmakers #narrative #art #citybird #urbanbird #anthrozoology

Wonderful poem Thirteen blackbirds looking at a man R S Thomas I It is calm. It is as though we lived in a garden that had not yet arrived at the knowledge of good and evil. But there is a man in it. II There will be rain falling vertically from an indifferent sky. There will stare out from behind its bars the face of the man who is not enjoying it. III Nothing higher than a blackberry bush. As the sun comes up fresh, what is the darkness stretching from horizon to horizon? It is the shadow here of the forked man. IV We have eaten the blackberries and spat out the seeds, but they lie glittering like the eyes of a man. V After we have stopped singing, the garden is disturbed by echoes. It is the man whistling, expecting everything to come to him. VI We wipe our beaks on the branches wasting the dawn’s jewellery to get rid of the taste of a man. VII Nevertheless, which is not the case with a man, our bills give us no trouble. VIII Who said the number was unlucky? It was a man, who, trying to pass us, had his licence endorsed thirteen times. IX In the cool of the day the garden seems given over to blackbirds. Yet we know also that somewhere there is a man in hiding. X To us there are eggs and there are blackbirds. But there is the man, too, trying without feathers to incubate a solution. XI We spread our wings, reticulating our air space. A man stands under us and worries at his ability to do the same. XII When night comes like a visitor from outer space we stop our ears lest we should hear tell of the man in the moon. XIII Summer is at an end. The migrants depart. When they return in spring to the garden, will there be a man among them? . . . . .If you would like to get the free ebook download, you can sign up to my studio insights (link in profile) and a link will be sent to you… . .

I am not sure if I posted this, there is always an interesting commentary on tweet of the day, these 2 snippets from Chris Packham and Bill Oddie. . If you would like to get the free ebook download, you can sign up to my studio insights (link in profile) and a link will be sent to you… . . .