Just love these paintings for their colour and vibrancy. I painted them using water based-paints on paper. Wanting the tail of the bird to be as red as red could be, I layered colour upon colour, sometimes leaving the paint to dry for several days to ensure depth and variety. Perched on her perch, I like to imagine my magnificent bird surrounded by peace and tranquility.
The opulence of the red bed of poppies draws the eye to the centre of the painting. This image was an experiment in producing a perspective image. The lines of hedges and different shades of green in the background once again draw the eye to the centre of the painting.
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