Ink and watercolour on Fabriano HP 640g watercolour paper, 28 x 38 cm
Curlews are not so rare in my area, but I only see them solitary, and I've spotted a pair only once. The problem, as I've learnt, is the decline of breeding pairs as they can't successfully breed here. This artwork was created for Curlew Action's art competition. The theme: What does the Curlew mean to you? My answer in short is that I cannot imagine a seashore without them, they are part of the picture I have in mind when I think of these shores. The image I painted here is an illustration of this picture, a lonely curlew foraging in a winter day.
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