The Sweetness of Shahrukh

Maybe now it's different, one hardly goes out to know better. But when one was younger, there was a distinct gender divide when one went to parties or gatherings. The men or those who wished to be known as real men of the world hung out with each other having a drink, talking shop, while [...]

The Hoopoe

The Hoopoe is a very very weird bird. Naturally, it is one of my favourites. Among it's many weird-ities: The female of the species lays the most beautiful cerulean eggs...and then proceeds to constantly paint them with her poop until they turn stinky and grey. The greyer and stinkier they get, the more the father [...]

A Kingfisher Study

The first time I have tried to work in gouache (the painting in black), to bring out that opaque iridescent phthalo blue and viridian green of Kingfishers, particularly when they soar out of water. I then topped it up with soft pastels to enhance the shimmer.