Robert E Fuller Wildlife Artist Blog

Tag: bird illustration

painting of the week red squirrel

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Welcome to your weekly update of all my latest wildlife paintings. I spend many hours watching wildlife in its natural habitat in order to capture the individual character of each of my animal subjects. Enjoy! Click here to meet the wildlife models that inspire these paintings September 24th, 2020 Squirrel Nutkin My Painting of the Week To mark Red Squirrel Awareness Week this week, I’m pledging £10 from every sale of my limited edition print […]

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Welcome to your weekly update of all my latest wildlife paintings. I paint in a realistic style and spend many hours watching a bird or animal in its natural habitat in order to make each composition as lifelike as possible.   Click here to meet the wildlife models that inspire the paintings August 2020 European Bear Wildlife Painting of the Week Bears only emerge from thick forests at night, when they venture into clearings to forage […]

meet the models

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From deer emerging from woodland to owls flitting over evening skies, meet the wildlife art models that inspired my paintings this season. Click here to see paintings these photos have inspired. August 28th, 2020 Otter (Lutrinae) Meet the Model Otters have two layers of fur to keep them warm in northern seas. This extra lining also traps air close to their skin making them buoyant and it’s not uncommon to see otters floating on their […]

kingfisher artwork

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This painting of a kingfisher is the result of a secret study of these brilliant birds inside their dark underground nest. I built a bespoke nest chamber and installed hidden cameras inside so that I could watch what happens when these brightly-coloured birds disappear underground to bring up their young in the dark. Filming Kingfishers Underground And I discovered an extraordinary world under there. For a start, who knew that the chicks looked like aliens? […]

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Electric blue and accented in bright orange, kingfishers are undoubtedly Britain’s most striking birds. This art collection follows an intensive study of their behaviour, during which I filmed kingfisher chicks inside their underground nests.   Paintings Inspired by Kingfishers The sight of a kingfisher is often no more than a fleeting flash of blue as it darts along a riverbank and so in order to study this bird closely for this collection of detailed paintings, […]

9 natural treasures

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Capturing the Glance of a Peregrine in Paint | My Painting Story This is the story of a new original acrylic painting inspired by watching peregrine falcons on live nest cameras at Salt End Chemical Park in Hull. Footage from this camera is streamed via wifi to my art studio more than 50 miles away and over the years I have watched the story unfold as this formidable peregrine pair raise three generations of chicks […]

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As a wildlife artist, I spend my time watching and photographing animals in their natural habitat to gain a thorough understanding of their individual characters. Each new composition begins outdoors as I follow an animal in the wild to learn its unique story and ends in my studio where I apply a detailed, precise painting style to create my life-like portraits. In this blog post, I hope to share my painting process for different artworks […]

wildlife photo of the week

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Wildlife Painting Of The Week The best of wildlife art Wildlife is reflected through the season with this collection of fine-art paintings. This post is updated every week so keep checking to see what’s new. Click here to look back at my wildlife painting spring choices.     September 18th, 2019 Blue Tit On Lookout Wildlife Painting of the Week Have you noticed how many haw berries are out at the moment? The hedgerows here […]

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Bullfinches are one of Britain’s most beautiful birds, but they are also one of its shiest. Here are five tricks I use to get the bullfinches in my garden to pose for their portraits like this:    A garden for bullfinches With its smart black cap and tail, bright pinky-red breast, and eye-catching white rump, so conspicuous in flight, the bullfinch is a bird just asking to be painted. The problem is that it is […]

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This weekend is the RSPB annual ‘Big Garden Birdwatch ’, an opportunity for us all to help the conservation charity count up Britain’s bird species.   Long tailed tit on catkins | Limited Edition Print. This national counting exercise is, in fact, the largest citizen-nature observation in the world, and last year around 500,000 people got involved. I think it is a great thing to do and usually take time out to count the birds in my own […]

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