Acrylic on paper, 35cm x 45cm
Wigeon are always present at Aberlady during the winter months. Returning to the car park, after a day sketching Long-eared owls, I discovered a small flock of wigeon feeding close by, lit by the afterglow of the setting sun. The winter sky reflected brightly in yellows, oranges and purples in the brackish pools, contrasting in the fading light with the increasingly darkening marsh. Details became lost in the gathering gloom and the abstract shapes of the pools came to dominate the scene.
This painting can be seen at my one-man show at the Donald Watson Gallery, Waterston House, Aberlady, from 19th November 2016 to 11th January 2017. Please click here for more details.