Wild goose chase – Colin’s new Olympic challenge

Geese scan f-ws

You might remember, back in 2012, that Colin attempted two major pin-feather paintings, each comprising five different species of bird on a single sheet of paper.   He called them his ‘Olympic Challenge‘, as he was painting them during the London Olympics of 2012. Four years later (just by coincidence) it’s another Olympic year – and […]

Red deer painting – now finished

Deer Hillside-ws

Colin has now finished the red deer painting that he began in January.  Here it is in all its misty mountain glory… You can see the painting in progress in this earlier post on The Hazel Tree. Copyright © Colin Woolf More of Colin’s work can be found at http://www.wildart.co.uk

Red deer painting

Deer Hillside unf 2-ws

Colin has started 2016 with a big project… a new painting of some red deer making their way across a wintry mountain landscape.  This is going to be a large picture, with plenty of depth and drama.   Here it is in progress! Close-up of the foreground: There’s plenty more to do – acres of heather, […]

Woodcock pin-feather paintings – with gold leaf

Eurasian woodcock pin-feather (1)

A pair of woodcock pin-feather paintings with a new element: gold leaf

Black grouse – a new painting

BlackGrouseGreyhens-ws

Colin has been working on this painting of black grouse over the last couple of weeks – it was on his easel at the Scottish Game Fair, and it’s now finished. There’s a lovely iridescence in the male’s plumage, and the two greyhens are beautiful in their intricate camouflage.  The grass was probably the biggest headache […]

New painting: redpoll

Redpoll by Colin Woolf

A lovely watercolour study of one of our tiniest finches!

Tawny owl – a new pencil drawing

Tawny owl - pencil drawing (crop)

This lovely new pencil drawing is just finished…

Woodcock pin-feather painting – in progress

Woodcock pin-feather Sept 2014

A beautiful new painting on Colin’s easel, with a wintry backdrop of snowy hills

New pencil study: barn owl

BOwl Crop

Beautiful softness and feather detail

A wise hare

Brown hare (2)

A new study in pencil, just finished