Informational panel for Botanical Garden Cluj

I’m ready to finish my latest work for Botanical Garden Cluj.  SOR Romania and Botanical Garden agreed to exhibit an informational panel about birds in the Cluj-Napoca Botanical Garden, officially Alexandru Borza Cluj-Napoca University Botanic Garden.

The info-board is presenting the four season in the birds life and how people can help them. In urban environment the cut down trees, the pollution is all in the disadvantage of birds, derogating their habitats. As friends of birds we can help birds to settle in our garden.

The  info-board size is 120x90mm, will be printed on outdoor inkjet media.

Some new plant paintings

Here are my latest paintings.

European Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) – watercolour painting

European Ash (Fraxinus excelsior )

European Cornel (Cornus mas) – watercolour painting

European Cornel (Cornus mas)

Apple (Malus sylvestris) – watercolour and digital painting mixed tehnic

Apple (Malus sylvestris)

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) – digital painting

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra)

Ural Owl digesting

I paint a lot of owls.  I love the owls for their brownish colors, and the subtle patterns of their plumage.  Here is a new Ural Owl – (Strix uralensis) sitting on a branch and impassively digesting. After sketching the owl I started to paint the eyes and head. Continued with the feathers. The last thing was branches of the tree and the leaf.

Painting dimension: 23×30,5 cm / 9″x12″
Paper: Fabriano Watercolour, Grana Fina – Cold Pressed
Paint: Acuarela Colibri – Combinatul Fondului Plastic

Strix uralensis

Here is little animation showing the painting phases.
Strix uralensis