Summer Skylark Art - Behind the Scenes

Colourful Summer Skylark art - summer meadows and pretty blue skies…

‘Summer Skylark’ bird art by Lotti Brown

‘Summer Skylark’ bird art by Lotti Brown

I’m lucky enough to live close to huge fields where I walk the dog every day… in summertime, we walk to the accompaniment of the trilling of skylarks high above us in the sky…

Our walk with skylark accompaniment

Our walk with skylark accompaniment

It’s such a relaxing and beautiful way to spend our walk-time and sometimes we even get to see the little birds as they come down to the ground and perch on the foliage…

They’re easy to recognise as they have a fantastic little ‘punky’ hairstyle at the top of their head - but otherwise they’re reasonably unremarkable to look at and you’d never guess that the beautiful song overhead is coming from such a little brown bird!

Detail from the skylark artwork

Detail from the skylark artwork

Skylarks are such a feature of my summer life that I had to make an artwork celebrating them…

I wanted to include the beautiful blue sky as they live so much of their lives up in the sky - and I also decided to draw cow parsley flowers for them to perch on (as the cow parsleys were looking particularly splendid in flower at the time I wanted to create the artwork)…

Cow parsley out in the fields

Cow parsley out in the fields

I created the artwork digitally from my own pen/Promarker drawings…

Here’s what happened…

My completed Summer Skylark artwork - blue sky and summer birdsong!

My completed Summer Skylark artwork - blue sky and summer birdsong!

I’m getting quite fond of my skylark artwork - I think I’ve really captured the colours out in the fields - especially the greens and blues of grass and sky…

It reminds me of that moment of catching a glimpse of the skylark perched on foliage, easy to see with his punky hairstyle… before he alights and lifts up high into the sky, the song starting almost immediately to accompany us on our walk…

If you love my little skylark too, you can buy him here in my online print store as a framed or unframed art print or canvas with fast worldwide delivery…

He’s also available printed onto cushions, scarves, tops, bags, phone cases, clocks, mugs and more - here…

You can browse through more of my bird and wildlife art here… and here (overflow gallery - newest artworks)…