Sunday, 11 April 2010

The Kingfisher

Watercolour. 25cm x 25cm. Mounted with Cellaphane.
For Sale at the Tandridge Art Society Exhibition

One is always treated to the most beautiful bird sightings in South Africa. As you can tell, I am a little homesick. One will catch a glimmer of turquoise, orange or green amongst many other colours. The bird calls are even better and I always know when I have arrived when I hear the Kingfisher. Here, I tried to capture the Kingfisher in as few strokes as possible, keeping the watercolour very transparent. Feathers and hair are challenging at the best of times. I tend to work with the negative spaces or broken whites to create the illusion of feathers and texture.

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