Dusk-lapwing by clive64
this small drawing which was based on observations made at my local nature reserve was all about the changing light at dusk and the still nature of the marsh at this time of day.this drawing won the David Cook drawing award At the NEWA (national exhibition of wildlife art) annual exhibition 2011 and sold at the same show.
Very interesting composition, would think the grassy stuff would overpower the bird, but it really adds to it. Like how sharply you drew the grasses.
thankyou,i was intrigued with the lighting and the solitude of the bird at dusk on the edge of the marsh,as the sun went down the water was reflecting the last light whilst the vegetation was already in dark shadow.
I especially love the reflections in the water. Beautiful.
thankyou,i wanted to show the stillness of an autumnal dusk on the marsh and the reflections help to accentuate that still feeling
very nice composition and overall feeling of this drawing. I like the little bird and his reflection too. Never have seen a bird like that, and he is very interesting. He doesn't have the big bills like the shore birds here, and the feathers on his head bring a quail to mind. very cool
hi pamela and thankyou as ever for the kind words.The Lapwing or peewit as its known locally because of its call is a very popular bird over here.whilst it is commonly found on estuaries and marshes in the autumn and winter it is very much a bird of farmland in the breeding season and until recently modern farming methods had meant the species was in decline but steps are being taken to protect its habitat with field margins left unploughed and undisturbed for the birds to nest in.it has a very beautiful display flight and when breeding will aggresively defend its turf by dive-bombing intruders!
There's a very peaceful feeling in it. It's beautiful.
Well done with the award! It's a lovely drawing, I really like the reflection in the water.
Beautiful I really like the composition here
thanks,i thought the format helped accentuate the still,lonely feel of the piece
Congrats on the award and the sale, Clive! Another fine work.