Redshank alarm

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Acrylic on paper, 32cm x 43cm

I am often attracted to the small, quiet and unnoticed corners of the landscape and in ‘Redshank alarm’ I found just such a place as I tussock-hopped my way along the edge of the salt marsh at Aberlady Bay. I love experimenting with ways of portraying water in all its myriad forms. Here I found fascination in the interplay between the shadows and reflections and the transluscence and reflectivity of water.

Redshanks are never far away and I sketched this one sounding an alarm, either at my presence or as a warning signal to others of the same species that this creek is taken.

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.

 

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  • 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
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  • Marsh grass
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  • Snow petrel
  • Smiling at the sun (rock martins at Abu Simbel)
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