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Garden Fairies and Friends : British Bird Art

Whimsical watercolour paintings of birds...

Watercolour ink illustration of a garden bluetit.

Birds are a common sight in the wildlife garden - bluetits are frequently seen around the bird-feeders, especially when they are filled with energy-rich peanuts (as bluetits enjoy eating peanuts a great deal).

The bluetits spread joy as they flutter about between the trees...they can make quite a racket when two or three get together and join in the game.



Art blog : watercolour bird painting. Wildlife Art and Illustrations.
Watercolour Ink Illustration of a Bluetit Bird.

They have strong personalities for such little birds - and think nothing of swooping down to grab a nut or seed that someone else has set their mind on!
 
Such whimsical watercolour illustrations, as this watercolour and ink painting, are an imaginative extension to the observations and studies needed for realistic, traditional wildlife watercolours. 
They also dip into to Nature's mysterious world from a human perspective; it's very difficult to watch a bird in the garden and not imagine what it might get up to in its private world, when no-one is watching...!



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