A Sequence of Pics of the Purple Crested Lourie.

I photographed this lourie (turaco) in my garden. I had previously made a number of attempts to photograph these birds but to no avail. At the sight of me, they took off. This day I was fortunate, as you can see. I think those palm berries were too delicious for the bird to abandon! The... Continue Reading →

Feed the Birds.

FEED THE BIRDS. Early morning risers, Some wet to the bone, Snatching sleep Huddling on cold stone.   Not much rest after a night of rain, Shelter is scarce. Trees drenched, Big rain drops, Those that make the feathers flop!   Ahhh! A ray of sunshine, Breaking through the cold, purple dawn. Those still wet... Continue Reading →

They do not sow, nor reap, nor gather.

Birds have that something that is a little more challenging for me as an artist than most subjects.  I am a bird-lover and I guess the main reason why I am attracted to birds, besides their beauty, is their happiness!  Painting and photographing birds have filled many of my hours.  The featured image in this post... Continue Reading →

The same painting, but two different results.

I enjoy experimenting with art. Above and beneath you can two entirely different results of the same scene. The first painting (above) is created using organic material and paint.  I loved the result of this, however, it did pose a problem when the organic matter decayed, so I removed the leaves, which left an interesting... Continue Reading →

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