I think that these are Bewick’s swans that I photographed at a local bird sanctuary. In hindsight I should have done this in a landscape format, but I wanted to really focus on the birds and then one thing led to another and I included extra birds and well… here we are.
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I had a collection of photos I took of swans on the Thames in the summer and decided to arrange them in a less haphazard grouping. I liked the way the evening sun highlighted the edges of the plumage.
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I don’t do many animal paintings but the grouping of these swans against the misty blue of the background gave me the opportunity to reduce the colour palette and produce a simple painting.
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