Original Art by Roland Locke

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Tawny Owl Title: Tawny Owl
Size: 280 x 408 mm 11x16
Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Style: Realistic
Date: 2007-02-20
Price: Sold
Information: The subject was a captive bird at Birdworld in Hampshire. Sketches were made directly from observation, photographs were taken and later used to continue the painting. The branch was painted directly from life, as was the lady bird on the branch. A side view was preferred as I wanted to create a sense of movement but without using a in-flight position. The Ladybird creates some additional interest, colour and further enhances a sense of direction. There is no background because I like the viewer to focus on the subject without any distraction of a background. Unframed prints can be ordered.
Snowy Owl Title: Snowy Owl
Size: 300 x 408mm 113/4 x 161/2
Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Style: Realistic
Date: 2007-02-20
Price: Sold
Information: The client wanted an owl but left to me to decide which, so after a visit to Birdworld in Hampshire were I sketched and photographed many owls I decided to paint the dramaticly coloured Snowy Owl. A large rock was found in a local field for the owl to stand on. These birds in their natural habitat have very few perches and are often seen on the ground as in the painting. Unframed prints can be ordered.
Whinchat Title: Whinchat
Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Style: Realistic
Date: 2007-02-20
Price: Sold
Information: Unframed prints can be ordered.
Long Eared Owl Title: Long Eared Owl
Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Style: Realistic
Date: 2007-02-20
Price: Sold
Information: Unframed prints can be ordered.
2 Cats playing "catch me if you can!" Title: 2 Cats playing "catch me if you can!"
Size: 380 x 560 mm 16 x 22
Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Style: Realistic
Date: 2007-02-20
Price: Sold
Information: Subject was two cats named Princess and Sasha, they played together all the time in and around the home of their owner.. When one of them died, the owner wanted something to remind her of the wonderful time they spent together The Cats were painted from photographs, the stool, tiled floor and fir cone were painted directly from life. The interaction between the two cats is just the sort of game they would have played, fighting over the fir cone of over the best chair. Unframed prints can be ordered.
Cleo and the Cyclamen Title: Cleo and the Cyclamen
Size: 457 x 610mm 18 x 24
Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Style: Realistic
Date: 2007-02-20
Price: Sold
Information: Cleo, is looking directly out of the window at the birds that have just settled on the window ledge, her eyes are fixed on her prey as she moves from her comfortable sleeping position on top of the bedside cabinet next to the cyclamen, the door has been left ajar affording her a suitable rest for her paw.

Painted directly from life for a elderly lady who treasures it.
Unframed prints can be ordered.
Otter Title: Otter
Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Style: Realistic
Date: 2007-02-20
Price: Sold
Information: This watercolour was a commission from a friend. I worked from photographs of otters and from real life wood, fungi, blackberries and insects. This enchanting painting comes alive with detailed brushwork illustrating my love of nature and wild life. Unframed prints can be ordered.
Otter II Title: Otter II
Medium: Watercolour on Paper
Style: Realistic
Date: 2007-02-20
Price: Sold
Information: Unframed prints can be ordered.
Fern Title: Fern
Medium: Oil on canvas
Style: Realistic
Date: 2007-02-20
Price: Sold
Information: Unframed prints can be ordered.
Elephant and Calf Title: Elephant and Calf
Size: 760 x 610 mm 30" x 24"
Medium: Oil on canvas
Style: Realistic
Date: 2007-02-20
Price: Sold
Information: This oil painting was commissioned by a work colleague and became part of my life and my home for some considerable time. Working from photographs - I began the epic task of creating these beautiful animals in their natural habitat. The unusual tree was fascinating to paint and the grasses painstaking. All in all it was a huge task - but very enjoyable. Unframed prints can be ordered.