Friday, January 7, 2011

Sunnier Times



This morning the wind is north easterly and blowing hard, its raining with the threat of snow and I really hate the cold.

Last night I was looking through some of my sketch books  and came across one that I used when I was birding in India, it seems like 100 years ago, and I wished I was back there in the sun…..maybe one day I will get there again, it was a wonderful place. I remember at the time that I was so into birding that myself and the other 9 birders with me were so totally focused on seeing as many new birds as possible that we tended to overlook the culture and people around us, a mistake I vowed not to make again when I travelled abroad.

The first thing I noticed when I looked at these pages was how fat I had made the little fella on bottom right, a “Small Sunbird”, I have really made him look overfed.

Over the last couple of days I have become more involved with “EverydayMatters” a Yahoo group of which I have been a member for some time , but have not until now got too involved with. The amount of talent in this group is outstanding and I would say to any artists out there who are not following this group “You don’t know what you are missing”.



One more page from India. I must get down to finishing some of the sketches of my local birds that are coming to my feeders,.


  1. Nice work Phil. Will have to have a sconce through that notebook next time I am down your way!

  2. Your bird sketches are lovely. I hope you get back to India someday, but, until then, I'd love to see your paintings of our local birds!

  3. I am "all in" with praise for your work....

  4. Fantastic paintings (don't dare call them sketches)! They look so real!

  5. Wow! I am so glad you decided to become involved. Your work is beautiful and added much to my coffee break this afternoon :-)

  6. I can't stop looking at that top spread! Fat or not, (and believe me, I wouldn't know!) this page is beautifully done! I'm curious what paper you're using? (a true sign that someone likes your work!)