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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Kingfisher


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

Sharon x

8 comments:

  1. Lucky you I haven't seen one in a while. I bet your first two were fabulous too.

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  2. It's a lovely painting Sharon... a twenty mile walk sounds a bit severe so good luck with that one.

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  3. Yo tambien he visto una sola vez ese pajaro y quede maravillada con sus colores, que tu has sabido reproducir tan bien!

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  4. A fine Kingfisher Sharon I love how yo have painted the crown. Its been a while since I have seen one on the Weaver but I tend to be Frodsham way. Looking forward to the next instalment of your blog

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  5. Oh I would love to see a kingfisher, lucky you. It's great painting and I bet the others weren't too bad either. Oh, not sure here, should I now nominate blogs for the award?

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  6. Gorgeous bit of blue under the eye! He is lovely!

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  7. That's a cracking painting of the Kingfisher Sharon...Best of luck with the 'twenty miler'!...[;o)

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