Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Colour teasers for The Picture Show!

Hello, hello everyone!  Well the show inches ever closer - it's now less than two weeks away!  There's still a few things to straighten out, but on the whole we're well on track for a fabulous exhibition.  Hope you can join us for all the celebrations, we're going to need to let off steam after all that hard work.

You've seen the two finished pieces in pencil thus far, but how about in colour?  Well here's a little snippet of each of them...

You can see there's a bird theme going on here, but which ones?  I'd love to hear your guesses, though I couldn't possibly confirm any speculation until the show is open ;D

Anyway, I should get back down to work.  Please wish me luck!

Until next time,

Emma xxx


  1. I can't say I know that many birds to be able to name these, but congrats on the upcoming show! From the snippets, your works will be a charming and cheerful contribution. :)

  2. Thank you so much, your comments are always a pleasure to read :)

  3. Hi Emma, just spotted you as a follower on Twitter and thought I'd drop by! I love bird quizzes as i love birds - the first is definitely a nightjar; the second a bird of prey, I'm plumping for male sparrowhawk! Good luck with the show, and thanks for following. Right, off to your website now... sorry, spotted a glaring typo!

  4. Hi Tim,

    sorry about the late reply! I've just moved home so I've been rather lax about keeping on top of online things around all the chaos of packing boxes.

    The first bird is indeed a Nightjar, but the second isn't a bird of prey (well, it does prey on other birds, but not in the usual sense) it is in fact... a Cuckoo! It's easy to see why one might think that though - supposedly Cuckoos deliberately mimic the appearance of hawks and other raptors (with that distinctive barred underside) to scare smaller birds away from their nests. This then gives the Cuckoo access to the nest so it can lay its own egg in there. You can see the whole images for all my pieces for The Picture Show here (though they will be put on the blog very soon):

    Great to hear your thoughts, thank you for taking the time to comment :)