Lesser Redpoll   2 comments

Oi !! What are you looking at ! Yes ! It’s my natural colour ! I know it’s different from the beard ! That’s also natural ! I don’t care that I look weird ! Now leave me alone. I have breakfast to get !

With the help of some more knowledgeable friends we eventually managed to identify this new garden visitor as a lesser redpoll. He brought his other half, too, and they weren’t shy at all.

Lesser Redpoll

Lesser Redpoll

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  1. Hi Sonja – finally got around to looking at some stuff, tend to spend most of it painting !! We had 15 of these feeding in the garden recently – never seen so many at one time, that is 1.5% of the UK population !! Like your pencil stuff – what paper do you use. Keep it up

  2. Thank you, Colin! There isn’t much time for drawing just now because I am in the garden every day playing catchup, and come evening I am usually too tired. But you are right, I should get myself into gear and get on with it! I have been using cartridge paper and card in the past but I am getting increasingly frustrated with it. I have a drawing on the go where I am using bristol board, mainly because I had seen on Facebook that a lot of other pencil artists use it. Am finding it a bit of a pain though, it is just sooo smooth, nothing for the graphite to hang on to. The last commission that I did was on a heavyweight, smooth water colour paper by Daler & Rowney, which I will most likely use again, for the moment, anyway. It is more pricey than other papers I have tried, though.
    I hadn’t realised that redpolls are not that common, makes seeing them in the garden even more special! Pity they haven’t been back since. Wherever they fed before must have stocked up their feeders again! Whereabouts in the country do you stay that you had so many?
    Btw, I love your artwork, too, it is just so detailed and delicate! I expect your paintings sell well? There must be a few collectors about who snap them up!

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