This is the 3rd kingfisher I've painted this weekend - I'm not posting the first two as this is the only one I'm happy with! I've used one of Brian Rafferty's excellent photos as he very kindly said I could a while back - hope that's still ok Brian - I just really liked the kingfisher's pose in this photo. I'd love to do a looser painting of a diving kingfisher or one coming back out of the water with it's catch if anyone reading this has got a photo I can use?
And of course the inspiration for doing this painting came from last weekend when we saw a kingfisher on the River Weaver while out on a walk with Findlay Wilde for his birthday.
Also I'm finally starting to get some birds back into the garden - despite having food out over the winter my garden birds have decreased dramatically since next door chopped his trees back but yesterday I was thrilled to get a good number of greenfinches and goldfinches on the feeders, brilliant!
Two Pairs of Boots is now almost up to date with our walks - there was no big walk for us this weekend, just a trip up our local Moel Famau but next weekend we've got a biggy - 20 miles long in training for the mountain marathon we've signed up for at the end of March - I must be mad!!
Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend