Wednesday, 20 May 2009


I have been walking on the beach and collecting more feathers. My collection grows as I can't resist picking them up and bringing them home to draw. They really fascinate me and I love the lines and patterns of feathers.
The beach always inspires me, feathers , shells and pebbles all attract me and I arrive home with my pockets full. So looking forward to summer and spending days walking along the beach and seeing what the sea has washed up. Always odd shoes, rope, shells, crabs, seaweed, wooden objects and plastic beach toys lost or abandoned. Then the thrill of a message in a bottle.
This feather is drawn using a HB pencil. Click on picture for close up.


bubblemunch said...

Beautiful as always.
Continue to be amazed by your detail and observation.

Carolina said...

I L-O-V-E your blog!!
I'm so happy I found it (thanks to the VSD posts of May). I'm a Peruvian biologist and a painting enthusiast, and I can't express how exciting it is for me to find your beautiful drawings! I like your attention to detail, your painting subjects, everything. You have a new follower :)

Carol Creech said...

Love this feather, as I do all of your work. So detailed, and yet simple. I was surprised to find you did this in pencil as it looked like ink to me. I like the dark lines. Very nice.

Ann said...

Amazing detail! I thought it was ink too. Beach finds are the best.

MILLY said...

Carolina, I am unable to comment on your blog, the connection just gets aborted ! Thankyou for visiting and your comment.

acornmoon said...

Hi Milly, I almost missed this lovely new feather study.
It's funny because as I was walking round the field today I saw a magpie feather and thought, "There's one for Milly" !

I was very heartened to hear that you have hedgehogs in your garden.

Frances said...

Hello Milly, and thank you for showing us this beauty of a drawing.

Like Acornmoon, I know think of you when I come across a particularly interesting feather...or seed pod...or other gift from nature.


Carolina said...

No problem Milly :)
See you around!

Alex said...

I really love the details on this one! :) Amazing flow of lines