I painted this delightful little bird for my annual exhibition at the Grahamstown Arts Festival. Birds represent my second love as a subject to paint after aviation and I have painted many examples over the years, especially the raptors I have seen on my visits to the Kruger National Park. I find that acrylics are an ideal medium to use for the detail needed to paint the layered textures of the feathers.
About the Author: Darryl Legg
As would be expected, Darryl’s love for aircraft started at a young age and his passion for art, even earlier. Drawing and painting, have always been Darryl’s way of expressing his love or appreciation for a subject. Most men have a fascination or a love for machines and for him it was destined to be the aeroplane. Darryl saw a Spitfire fly for the first time at the age of 7 and was in awe of the beauty of its graceful lines and the roar of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine as it performed its display...the love affair had begun! Darryl was privileged to grow up with an older brother who was an aero-modelling enthusiast, a Grandfather who was a pilot and a Father who is also a professional artist. All things considered, it’s not surprising that he combined the world of art and aviation and pursued it as a career.