Beautiful Bokmakierie

The beautiful Bokmakierie belongs the Bush Shrike family and is such a colourful resident of our otherwise drab winter garden. Although they live and nest here, it is seldom that I am able to photograph them. How lucky I was, and of course a sketch was inevitable !


'Bokmakierie'. watercolour. 340 x 250 mm




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  1. John
    Posted 2 Jun 2011 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Very nice Mom! Didn’t realise they were so yellow.

  2. Posted 3 Jun 2011 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    These are beautiful. I am amazed at the intensity of colour you achieved with watercolour.

  3. Posted 13 Jun 2011 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    These are gorgeous Barbara, as Sue says, such intense colour and you’ve got their character spot on!

  4. Posted 14 Jun 2011 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Stunning yellow and wonderful light!

    • Posted 18 Jun 2011 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Cathy, they are exquisite birds. I loved your loose and spontaneous drawings from the visit to Second Cup in Joburg, as well as the other sketches on your blog & website! You are very talented!

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