How a midair mobbing inspired a new painting of a kestrel attacking an owl

    I’ve just finished this painting of a midair mobbing. I was inspired to paint it after watching this plucky kestrel snatch food from a short eared¬†owl during a particularly cold winter close to my gallery on the Yorkshire Wolds. I spent five days in deep snow and sub zero temperatures captivated by the battle between a number of short eared owls and a kestrel. Both species were trying to survive in more than … Continue reading How a midair mobbing inspired a new painting of a kestrel attacking an owl