31 July 2013

Oleander Hawk moth

Maybe a little bigger than the real moth, but this one is only a trial.

This is my new project - fake moth collection! 

Please see Insects for sale page.


24 July 2013

Moth Gate

I was commissioned to paint moths on this gate & gate post!

And these are the species I was asked to paint;
Emperor moth male & female, Large Emerald, Scarce Silver-Lines, Lime Hawk, Bulrush Wainscot, Convovulus Hawk moth, Privet Hawk moth, Pebble Prominent, and Scarce Burnished Brass. 

I used enamel paints, which I have used before but not for this kind of detailed paintings. I always thought that enamel paints dry very slowly and they are pain because I can't just wash the brushes with water and soap! But I really enjoyed it and I think it looks nice. I wonder if anybody would like me to paint moths on a narrow boat!?!?!




13 July 2013

New moths!

5 new species of moths are now added!
Lime Hawk Moth, Mocha, Portland Moth, Cream Spot Tiger, and December moth.


12 July 2013

Mural work

I have been busy working on 2 murals in Stoke Aldermoor, Coventry.

Great Year 6 kids from Aldermoor Farm Primary School helped me painting them, and they are going to be installed on the wall of a community Centre (LIFE Centre) which is located right next to the school.

One is War Memorial mural, and the other is nature mural.

1 mural is made up with 3 boards and as they were laid flat on the ground, I couldn't get the whole mural in one photo! 

I'll put the pictures up when they are on the wall, but this is roughly how they look!


This time last year I was involved with another mural work for Sowe Valley Project (Warwickshire Wildlife Trust).
FINALLY the boards were installed this week!!!!!

This one is my nature board.

And I did some sessions at the Aldermoor Farm Primary School, and some base painting (the swans and the tree) so community groups / schools can add their handprints!!

The under-paths are located under Allard Way, between Alan Higgs Centre and Lindfield Park.