Drawing Blog

Trilling Wood

Hafren forest today has a full set of Welsh woodland specialties: Pied fly-catcher, spotted fly-catcher, redstart and this wood warbler. Easy to find thanks to it's constant singing, I painted the plate for this print on site. The trilling crescendo to the wood warbler’s song resonates around the wood and the idea was to capture this as a visual representation echoed in the repetition of the foliage and light. I hope to make similar pictures of the pied fly and redstart, though they are proofing to be even more flighty than the wood warbler.
Chris Wallbank