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Wildlife Painting of the Week 2019

Welcome to ‘Wildlife Painting of the Week’ where I post my brand new originals as well as limited edition prints and paintings from my archives.

Please note I accept private commissions. If there is a subject that interests you and you would like to discuss possible compositions call me on +44 1759 368355 or email: mail@robertefuller.com.


 

January 16th 2019

Goldcrest on Larch

Wildlife Painting of the Week

 

wildlife painting of the week
Fine art print | Image size 23x15cm | Shop Now

Britain’s smallest birds, goldcrests weigh just 5gs: no more than a teaspoon of sugar! These tiny birds are known in folklore as the King of Birds, although this may have more to do with their bright yellow crowns. Amazingly a large proportion of the UK’s population is made up of migrants from Scandinavia. To think these tiny birds fly across the North Sea. Early ornithologists didn’t believe they could and assumed they rode on the backs of woodcock!

 


 

January 9th 2019

Waxwings on Rowan

Wildlife Painting of the Week
wildlife painting of the week
Fine Art Print | Image Size: 30x21cm | Shop Now

Look out for waxwings now, especially in shopping malls where they are often found gorging on ornamental shrubs planted in car parks. Their favourite are rowan berries. Waxwings get their name from the long glossy red tips to the feather shafts in the middle of their wing, which are supposed to look as though they’ve been dipped in wax.

Click here to read about the sighting that inspired this painting. 

Wildlife in Winter: Waxwings at Christmas

 


January 3rd 2019

Whooper Swans

Wildlife Painting of the Week

 

wildlife painting of the week
Whooper Swans, acrylic painting by Robert E Fuller

Inspired by a trip to Scotland’s Cairngorm National Park, I finished this latest acrylic in the week before Christmas. These swans fly to Britain’s shores each winter from Iceland or Greenland. I watched them on a mountain tarn high in the Cairngorm mountain range and suspect that they used the tarn as a stopover on their migration further south. This sighting was among a number of stunning wildlife encounters I experienced during a trip to Scotland last October.

Click here to read more about the wildlife of the Cairngorms and see more paintings inspired by the trip. 

 

The Inspirational Wildlife of Scotland’s Cairngorm Mountains


 

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