Well, hello! I’m so pleased you’re here so I can welcome your eyes on to what I am working on at the moment, I really feel like I am finding my feet with this one!

As you may know and have probably picked up from the subject of my art…I am passionate about wildlife! Nature has helped me in so many ways over the years and has looked after me, so it’s my duty to take care of it in as many ways I can think of, including through my artwork.

Increasing biodiversity is a pledge that I am especially passionate about, I’m often researching the latest rewilding projects and keeping track of the ever growing, depressing list of doom that threatens our not only humanity, but the species that were here before us…long before us!

Before I start to ramble, I’ll get to the point and meaning behind this painting!

I’ve had this idea for a while now and it’s one that doesn’t go away, being an avid sky watcher. This subject is something that has become an intrinsic part of modern day life and most people probably don’t think twice about the scars on our skyline. Do you?

They seem ever increasing these days, especially living so close to Air Force bases here in Suffolk. The pure joy and solace I receive from gazing up at the sky is thwarted by residual chem-trails and con-trails – a melancholic reminder of the pollution that is choking our planet.

I often wonder if our wildlife think the same about their land, sky and sea and indeed…what they wonder?

Reaching speeds of up to 200mph, the Peregrine falcon is known to be the fastest animal on the planet! So I thought it was only right to make this lighting fast raptor the feature for this painting – the original king of the sky.

I’m really loving the muted, autumnal tones for this painting too, the colour I’m obsessed with at the moment is Talens – Naples Yellow for it’s versatility, soft butter like consistency and the way it makes everything feel like it has a soft glow.

Artists Oil Colour Palette

I’m painting on to a primed, wood birch panel. My next blog post will be all about different painting surfaces, what I have experimented with so far and why I like wood panels the most, so keep your eyes peeled for that if it is of interest! Until then, you can view my progress on Instagram @Kryscreates