My apologies for missing my usual post last week – I’m still dealing with the fall-out from the recent exhibitions and there have been a lot of commissions to do. Which also means that I don’t have anything brand-new to post, so it was lucky that I found this old piece from some time ago. I can’t believe I haven’t posted it yet – I did it a year or so ago and was reminded of it the other day when it was sold at our exhibition. I could have sworn that it’s on the blog somewhere but I’ve done a search and it seems to be missing.
Pigeons in Aberdeen
Last year my husband and I were staying in Aberdeen in order to go to a Christmas party he’d been invited to, and outside our window was a huge bare tree with a couple of wood pigeons thrashing about and making a lot of noise. I can never resist drawing birds so I sketched out the birds and their tree. Wood pigeons can be pests here but all the same they’re beautifully coloured, with warm peachy tones on their breasts and iridescent highlights on their necks. I painted and printed the appliqué fabric I used, so as to get just the right colours and patterns