Lapwings, Vanellus vanellus, Peewits, Kiebitz, Kievitten, Avefría Europea, or Pavoncella

My Lapwing Fine Art cards 

Detail, click to enlarge

Original drawing in studio, click to enlarge

About a year ago my daughter drew a Lapwing. I recently found it back in my photo-files and asked my daughter permission to upload her Lapwing on my blog.

My daughter’s Lapwing, 2010.

 I am happy my daughter made this drawing a year before my drawing of two Lapwings. Her drawing is spontaneous and it captures what is essential about Lapwings: their proud and elegant statute. My daughter must have been about 9 years when she drew her Lapwing.

Picasso said it took him 30-40 years to be able to draw like a child again. He couldn’t be more right about the underlying assumption that children draw essential lines and features and that an adult mind often corrupts and blurs a pure and spontaneous perception of objects.

My daugther has her own art colourful blog.


Paula Kuitenbrouwer sells exquisite fine art cards of her drawings as well as reproductions, and of some drawings smaller business-, gift- or mummy-cards. See Purchase in the header for what is available as well as the price list. In case you like to commission Paula, contact her at
She is looking forward to hear from you.

5 thoughts on “Lapwings, Vanellus vanellus, Peewits, Kiebitz, Kievitten, Avefría Europea, or Pavoncella

  1. These cards are SOOOO beautiful! Details look incredible real. Very well done, dear Paula! I also love your daughter’s bird, very essential and with its own character. I know it’s inspiring to have creative children around! :)


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