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Wildlife Garden : Create a Small Wildlife Garden

Create a Wildlife Garden.
Easy Wildlife Gardening.
Wildlife gardening can involve as much or as little effort as the gardener allows.

Wildlife Garden Blog Kent : Drawing of a hedgehog in the garden.
Wildlife Garden : Autumn Treats for the Hedgehogs.

Low-Maintenance Wildlife Garden.
It can take weeks digging vegetable beds, months planning fruit and vegetable garden spaces and years generally labouring in the garden - out there at dawn and back out again at dusk, plus devoting any spare time in-between; creating a wildlife garden (or a kitchen garden, for that matter) can be a challenge.

Simple Gardening.
The plans are (being a decade wiser) for a small wildlife garden (and a small kitchen garden), involving less gardening-effort - making adjustments to improve and nurture the natural environment and garden rather than going for a complete overhaul, as in the past – when the garden resembled an allotment.

Effective Gardening.
A wildlife garden that fits in with the demands and pace other work and commitments – but one which attracts a host of benefits for the garden inhabitants: safe places to live, feed, breed and shelter.

A hedgehog might enjoy a few late fruit windfalls, slugs and acorns before it finds a cosy place for winter hibernation. In devouring the treats from the garden, it naturally helps with the autumn tidy!

Enjoyable Gardening and Blogging - Wildlife Kitchen Garden!

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British Wildlife Watercolours

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…

British Wildlife Coloured Pencils

Drawing wildlife using coloured pencils

Coloured pencil wildlife art paintings and drawings. 

Detailed wildlife and botanical drawings and paintings can be gained using coloured pencils which range from student grade to professional grade.

The following animal pencil paintings were achieved using a mixture of coloured pencil brands but mainly Faber-Castell Polychromos and Caran D’ache Swisscolour.

Detail is captured as realistically as possible whilst retaining the creative style.

Realistic British wildlife art by wildlife and botanical coloured pencil artist.

Wildlife Drawing Classes

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…