Friday, 23 October 2009

The chase-moorhen and avocet


Another day's work in the studio and this image is finished.lighting conditions are not great at the moment and so the image is a little darker than in reality.I'm happy that ive managed to get across the speed at which the moorhen departed the scene by placing it at the extreme left of the picture,this wouldn't work for all compositions but here it helps to increase the sense of the moorhen taking flight.ive enjoyed enormously getting back to my favourite subjects waterbirds over the last couple of pieces and in particular working in this smaller format 7"x15".i hope you've enjoyed them too.

6 comments:

Sheona Hamilton Grant said...

Another great job. The reflections are super. Also love the subtle strong contrasts (if that makes sense?)

Johnny said...

Clive, what a great composition! You are churning out some beautiful work.

Clive Meredith said...

sheona and john thankyou so much.

Brenda Hill said...

Clive, your birds are always so real looking.

Tracy Hall said...

This is wonderful Clive - what a fantastic composition and beautifully done!

Clive Meredith said...

brenda thankyou so much,ive had donkey's years of drawing birds as they've always been my fave subject and it never takes too much prodding for me to down tools in the studio and wander down to the river with my binoculars!
hi tracey,lovely to hear from you and many thanks,i witnessed the scene at my local nature reserve and could'nt resist putting it on paper