Crows .. or more exactly rooks of course (the lighter beak is the simplest way to know a rook)
I love these smart birds and could happily watch fool around them all day long.
Did you know they can mimic human speech and learn words just as well as parrots? (Don't believe me - Google it!)
I highly recommend the wonderful book "Corvus - A Life With Birds" to change how you see both birds and crows forever.
I dream of seeing this - the return of whales to the waters around the Isle of Wight. Not so long ago, in the lives of our great grand parents, whales were a common sight and were even hunted in the Solent.
In the painting I've imagined a Fin Whale breaching with the Needles lighthouse behind. Lit by a crescent moon, you can also make out St. Catherine's and Hurst Lighthouses in the background.
The picture began life as a big messy watercolour, which I then rework in photoshop. Click here- The Return Of The Whale - neil williams
THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE..
Paula Russell won our raffle for Ukraine ( She was so very happy when we spoke!). We are even more thrilled to tell you we sold 641 tickets, which means that with Gift Aid we were able to send £8012.50p to UNICEF in Ukraine yesterday. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported us in this - you guys are amazing!
FOURTEEN JACKDAWS PAINTING