Against the light

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Oil on canvas, 76cm x 71cm

This painting is the sister work to ‘Redshank’. Both are the same size; the same subject matter; painted at the same place but looking in different directions. In this painting we’re looking into the sun and I was intrigued by the way this completely altered the colours of the landscape. It was also a challenge to convey the feeling of sunlight glaring off wet sand and sparkling off the water – something I had wanted to attempt for some time but had never plucked up the courage to do!

The redshank is the common wildlife element in both paintings – it’s bright orange legs adding a tiny colour accent in to an otherwise fairly muted palette of colour.

 

 

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  • At the waterline
  • Winter fox
  • St Mary’s seals
  • The Gathering
  • Short-eared owl
  • Abernethy Forest pool
  • Redshank alarm
  • Evening pools – wigeon
  • Silver light
  • Aberlady Bay
  • Fishing in the flow tide – Little egret
  • Long-eared owl
  • Shrimping
  • Purple sandpipers
  • Morecambe Bay waders
  • Storm surge – gannets at Bamburgh
  • Sandpiper flight
  • Lindisfarne Bay
  • Heading north – migrating dunlin
  • Redshank
  • Against the light
  • Spring tide
  • Marsh grass
  • Warming up
  • Snow petrel
  • Smiling at the sun (rock martins at Abu Simbel)
  • Salt marsh sentinel
  • Making waves
  • Log pile
  • The sand martin and the jellyfish
  • Humpbacks in the Gerlache Strait
  • Dipper
  • Beachcombers
  • Run-off