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.