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Nature Challenge : Design a Wild Home
butterfly home was painted several years ago - it lasted well, but
around the side and back the paint had almost completely peeled off!
This butterfly house was due for a Spring clean!
not sure whether the butterflies visit this little house as they seem
to like snuggling into dark corners that no-one is watching - but
several are around in the UK over winter, such as the Brimstone - so
it gives them the choice!
Spring is a good time to give this home a Spring-clean to get rid of the
it's finished it can go under the eaves of the wildlife cabin at the
end of the garden to keep any visitors dry and warm.
For more Random Acts of Wildness use the sidebar menu Blogs30 Days Wild 2016 and 30 Days Wild 2018.
Wildlife Drawing Classes Wildlife art classes in drawing wildlife.
There is more to be gained from drawing British wildlife than
drawing and sketching alone – with wildlife art classes, there can be enjoyment in discovering about some of Britain’s favourite animals and birds in the
company of other artists and nature enthusiasts, through drawing
wildlife classes which bring together like-minded individuals in a pleasant setting.
Drawing animals and birds from life is an excellent
way to engage with the natural world around us. An
understanding of wildlife anatomy, behaviour and environment, through
observations and sketches, can help build the skills and knowledge
necessary for more detailed graphite or coloured pencil drawings of
British wildlife and birds.
Drawing class subjects include the familiar favourites such as: foxes,
squirrels, hedgehogs, mice, deer and birds, plus some of the more
elusive characters from the British countryside – badgers, otters,
wildcats, newts, hawks and…
British Wildlife Watercolours.
British wildlife, birds and flowers are carefully painted using
watercolours, based on the wildlife and botanical subjects from the
garden and local woods.
Wildlife such as small British woodland
animals (badgers, foxes, squirrels, mice, bats, deer, otters, wild
cats, stoats, weasels - even wild boar, pine martens, beavers and, one day, lynx may return to the wilds of Britain!) and UK garden birds, butterflies and bees, along with
ladybirds and dragonflies, add to the joys to be found in the garden, or just beyond, all year round.
Watercolours can be used to capture the beauty in the animal or plant subject using the fluidity of the paints.
Everyone's favourite! A beautiful owl resting amongst the bluebells.
Watercolours can be used in a variety of wildlife paintings for
different effects based on creative preferences. For the traditional,
realistic bird and wild animal paintings, dry applications of paint
are built up slowly to create depth and form…