Finding stones

Not many tourists find their way up here, so we had the place to ourselves. Me watching the baltic sea and painting while my daughter walked around looking for stones and crystals among the granite rocks

Two Grey plover watercolors

The wader bird nests far North Arctic regions, all around the globe from Siberia, to Canada. The Grey plover, or Black bellied plover, as it is called in America, migrates all the way down south - Even to South Africa, Argentina and Australia. ( Grey plover - Pluvialis squatarola - Strandhjejle )

European Golden Plover

European Golden plover ( Hjejle, Pluvialis Apricaria ) is the fastest game bird in Ireland - Or is it? - The question kicked off the beginning of the book Guinness World records in 1951

Kentish plover bird

Through many days I've been working with understanding and drawing up challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic, sometimes I just need a break and draw something else, paint something else - like the Kentish plover bird here

Pied avocet bird watercolor 02

Second sketch of the Pied avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta ( Klyde), sometimes I do several to study the bird type from different angles and to experiment painting the details and shape in different ways

Tundra Swan

The Tundra swan ( Tundra Schwan - Pibevane - Cygnus columbianus) is a smaller swan, living high up North, both in America, Europe and Asia

Whooper Swan watercolor

( Cygnus cygnus - Singschwan - sangsvane ) Large type of swan breeding far up north and with a call that can be heard more than a km. away. The Whooper swan talks a lot, and some people think they have so many different sounds it might make up a simple language

Mute swan Watercolor

Watercolor of Mute swan ( Höckerschwan - Knopsvane ) One of the heaviest birds to fly the mute swans are both much celebrated in Europe - and considered an aggressive spreading, invasive species in America

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