‘Birds Eye’


41x30cm. Acrylic on canvas.

Artist’s Notes

This was a very contemplative piece – not because the subject matter was particularly profound but because I was so deep in thought during the whole process. You could almost call it a therapy piece. But that’s exactly what art is in so many ways.

Work in progress.

I settled on high detail to focus in on the Kingfisher and then gave an impression of the leaves and branches both surrounding and in the background. This has been rather typical in my latest works and I really enjoy playing with the light and shadows. It’s got me thinking that perhaps I should try an entire impressionism piece on it’s own just for fun.

It definitely has me curious.

Final View

I have decided that from now on with every final view I will include a little about the animal in the painting simply because I think we should know more about our beautiful wild life.

‘Birds Eye’ 41x30cm. Acrylic on canvas.

The Brown Hooded Kingfisher is a fairly common species of Kingfisher native to sub-equatorial Africa. Distinguishable by the bright red beak, brown to greyish-brown head and blue streaked flanks. It is part of what we call the Tree Kingfisher family, They, unlike other Kingfisher, do not depend on bodies of water for food, in fact they hardly fish at all.

If you’d like to see more of my King fisher pieces click here to view my gallery.

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