I’ve got a very busy start to the New Year with lots of illustration work, below is another woodcut style illustration i have just finished.



Also working on a new painting at the moment, it’s of a Little Owl in a misty woodland. It’s quite a large piece and is going well so far. Originally I started painting it with just the primary colours and white, but I have now started to increase the range of my palette. All the main forms of the composition are in place and I am beginning to add some texture on the bark. The tree in the foreground is going to be a Hawthorn tree, it’s spiky twigs will break up the strong trunk, which at the moment is too dominating. I will also add tufts of grass in front of the Hawthorn, again to add another layer of interest. I will update here as the painting progresses.

Little Owl