Art Gallery

Original art

Fox Sparrow, ink on scratchboard, copyright David Sibley

Painted Redstart and Bridled Titmouse, gouache on Bristol Board. copyright 2012 David Sibley.

I am currently offering commissioned paintings of the bird of your choice. Click for examples and more info.

Please contact me with any questions about commissions or older work.

Prints

Prints of several of my paintings are available. See Prints for sale for more info about these.

How-to…

How to Draw Birds: In fall 2009 I stopped in at the offices of Amazon.com in Seattle, Washington, where I met a couple of young birder/artists and talked about drawing birds. Several short videos from that afternoon are now posted here.

How I paint: Most of my bird paintings are done in gouache (opaque watercolor) on Strathmore Bristol Board, and over the years I’ve developed a style involving transparent/translucent layers of paint to represent the colors and textures of birds. A slideshow showing one painting from start to finish can be found at this post.

Comments

  1. Rick Volkmar says

    Shoot – I must be doing something wrong. I can find no site listed
    as “sibleyart” and this so-called gallery is very disappointing. Not
    only are there just a smattering of examples, but they are too small
    to get any idea of their quality. Considering the spectacular wealth
    of paintings in the Sibley Guide, I don’t get this site. I’ve been
    painting birds for sixty years and I love your opaque wc works, and
    am even emulating the technique with oil on paper, but this is just
    a major-league bummer. Regards, Rick

    • says

      Rick,
      Thanks for the comments. I’ve been working on a number of things to post here, and just got one of them up. I hope to have a few more essays, and a sampler of my work, posted in the next month or two.

  2. KIM says

    To whom it may concern

    Iam trying to find out the first book you published, i think it was like 200 pages or something.

  3. Sandra Kelly says

    Rick,
    Click on the picture thumbnails and they will enlarge for you to view. Very nice work..Sandi

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