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.
This piece is sold but if you would like to talk about commissioning one like it, email me