Illustrations for a Field Guide to the Birds of Romania 5.

Stonechat (Saxicola torquata) territorial boundaries marked by song. They start singing a couple of weeks before nesting, to occupy the best breeding territory. To illustrate this territorial behaviour I had to paint the Stonechats more dense like they live in the nature.

Watercolour painting, A4 -size

Illustrations for a Field Guide to the Birds of Romania 4.

This painting required a very precise sketching. So before starting to work I made a photo with the birding equipments: spotting scope, binocular, field guide books, notebook, digital camera, GPS tracker, head lamp. After finishing with the laborious sketching, I started to apply the colors and shades for every object. Finally I’m done with this still life painting.

Size: A4 , watercolour painting

Illustrations for a Field Guide to the Birds of Romania 2.

I just finished two new landscape paintings. They illustrating two different Transylvanian habitats with specific birds.

Birds list: Buteo buteo, Pica pica, Perdix perdix

Birds list: Alauda arvensis, Vanellus vanellus