Unframed fine art print
“We were staying in a chalet right by the side of a lake a few years ago. There was a large amount of wildlife there, especially birds, we saw moorhens, the ubiquitous ducks, egrets, a large roost of pied wagtails and lots of coots. It was the middle of winter, so the lake was mostly frozen. This painting is of a coot as it takes off, breaking the ice as it moves. It focuses on the feeling of glimpsing wildlife through vegetation as it disappears from view.
It was done predominantly in Bic biro, but I’ve also added white oil paint over the top of some areas. Initially doing this turns the biro ink blue, but this gradually changes, as the oils dry, until you are left with a yellow/brown aged look. This takes a few weeks to settle into its final colour, so you never quite know what it’s going to look like in the end.”
All fine art prints are painstakingly colour matched, printed and mounted by the artist himself. The prints are done on 100% cotton, fine art paper using specialist, colourfast inks, ensuring the highest possible durability of this beautiful image.
The finished unframed print measures 51cm x 40cm (20″ x 16″).