Cormorant and avocet


Acrylic on paper, 23cm x 30cm

A cormorant dries its wings on a hot June afternoon at the RSPB’s new Wallasea Island Reserve on the Essex Marshes. A breeze ruffles the water surface as an avocet feeds in the background.

This field painting was painted almost entirely in situ; a few finishing touches added later in the studio.

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