All posts filed under “Colour charts

Jackdaw, Inge Marleen, 2020

Jackdaw (2020)

Jackdaw, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm The jackdaw is common in a lot of European cities, this bird is often confused with the crow, which is a fair bit larger than the jackdaw. Differences between crows and jackdaws:Jackdaws are smaller […]

Hooded crow, Inge Marleen, 2020

Hooded crow (2020)

Hooded crow, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm The hooded crow differs from his ‘common’ brother in how he dresses: instead of being all-black, the hooded family member wears a grey jacket. Its head, throat, wings and tail are black. Its […]

Pileated woodpecker, Inge Marleen, 2020

Pileated woodpecker (2020)

Pileated woodpecker, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm Woodpeckers have very long, barbed tongues to wriggle into the holes they poke in trees. There’s a lot of different species of woodpeckers, but they all have in common that they hang vertically on a […]

Black-headed oriole, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

Black-headed oriole (2020)

Black-headed oriole, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm The black-headed oriole is an African bird with yellow and black plumage (and a red bill and eyes). The word ‘oriole’ is derived from the Latin word for ‘golden’. Their digestion is a […]

Inge Marleen Hildegard's starling 2020

Hildebrandt’s starling (2020)

Hildebrandt’s starling, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm The Hildebrandt’s starling couldn’t look more different from the ‘common’ starling: it’s colourful all over, with bright red eyes and bright blue, green, purple and orange plumage.  Collective noun: a murmurtation of starlings

Grey grey shrike, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

Great grey shrike (2020)

Grey grey shrike, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm Contrary to what its name suggests, the great grey shrike is quite a small and very cute bird. Don’t be fooled by its appearance, though; this bird is absolutely callous, aggressive and even violent. […]

Starling, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

Starling (2020)

Starling, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm The starling is a very common bird which looks black at first glance, but has an iridescent sheen of purple, blue and green. In winter, starlings give very impressive air shows in large formations […]

Raven, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

Raven (2020)

Raven, 2020, oil and acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 cm The raven is an incredibly intelligent bird. They can imitate human speech as well as other bird songs. Of course, the raven is best known (allow me a bit of poetic licence here) for […]

Magpie, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

Magpie (2020)

Magpie, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm Another bird with a very cute Latin name is the magpie: pica pica. Funnily enough, pica is also the medical term for eating substances that are considered non-edible, such as hair, wood, plastic, stones and such. […]

Greater adjutant, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

Greater adjutant (2020)

Greater adjutant, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm The greater adjutant looks a bit like a vulture, but is actually a type of stork. In recent years, the greater adjutant went from being one of the most common types of storks in Asia […]

Great frigatebird, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm

Great frigatebird (2020)

Great frigatebird, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm The male great frigatebird has a throat pouch that can take up to 20 minutes to fully inflate to the size of a human head. The throat pouch plays a large role in the mating […]

Inge Marleen - White-faced owl (2020)

White-faced owl (2020)

White-faced owl, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm The white-faced owl has the characteristic ‘owly’ ear tufts. It is a small bird that is largely grey with a white face and bright orange eyes. The eye colour of owls generally (but not always) […]

Inge Marleen - Bald eagle (2020)

Bald eagle (2020)

Bald eagle, 2020, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 cm Bald eagles pair and mate for life (after an extensive mating ritual) and only find new partners when one of the two dies. The bald eagle is only found in North America. Like owls, bald […]

Inge Marleen - peregrine falcon (2020)

Peregrine falcons (male and female) (2020)

Diptych, oil on canvas, 24 x 30 cm and 30 x 40 cm The female peregrine falcon is significantly larger than the male, which is an anomaly among birds. This falcon has been used for thousands of years as a hunting animal because it is […]