Saltmarsh lapwings

Saltmarsh lapwings

Saltmarsh lapwings,

Screen print, 38 cm x 56 cm, Edition of 15
Lapwings are another favourite bird of mine and not one I have had much chance to draw. It was wonderful to spend time making the drawings of Lapwings which went on to inform this screen print. They have such a range of interesting behaviour - quietly resting with a watchful eye on the saltmarsh, jerkily feeding, leaping about amongst the colony and that beautiful wide-winged flight. All of this behaviour was made more visually arresting set against the layered, muted shapes of the saltmarsh.
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