10" x 8" including frame
Living beside a canal, I do sometimes see these elusive birds for fleeting moments. I've so often tried to photograph them but end up with a frame full of vegetation and no kingfisher, so I thought I'd paint them instead.
I have waxed the white cloth for the sky using a brush and dyed the back with blue to pick up the detail between the brush strokes. For the water I have heavily cracked the wax to let the darker blues and greens in, giving that marbled effect so characteristic of Batik.