Starling in the reeds – monoprint – version 1
An original painting – mixed media on paper – size 300mm x 400mm. Price includes P&P to UK addresses.
Paintings, AcrylicsWhen starlings congregate in vast groups and dance in the evening sky before going to roost, it's called a murmuration. The original painting is no longer available, and is shown here for your viewing pleasure. However, you can buy prints and I have greetings cards [sf_button colour="gold" type="rounded" size="standard" link="http://pixels.com/featured/murmuration-jane-tomlinson.html" target="_blank" icon="fa-arrow-right" dropshadow="no" extraclass=""]Buy prints![/sf_button]
You probably already know I’m a big fan of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris). I’ve been working on variations of this composition of a starling in the reeds in various media. This is a combination of monoprint, drypoint, inks, watercolour and decoupage. The shimmer of the reeds in the fading light is achieved with metallic card and gold inks.
It’s almost impossible to photograph it accurately – the rich colours, textures and shine make this painting deep, bold and dramatic.