The European starling (Sturnus vulagaris) is one of my favourite birds and a subject I have returned to for many years. They recently flew back into my head for yet more artistic interpretation!
In this painting a pair of starlings in flight swoop their way through a stylised thunderstorm inspired by motifs in collection of The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur. Lines of rain fall from swirling, billowing storm clouds and a bolt of lightning crashes down.
I spotted a big brown hare in a field margin just outside our village. I'd gone out to admire the hawthorn blossom and cow parsley in the verges, but this lovely creature made my day!
[sf_button colour="green" type="rounded" size="standard" link="http://pixels.com/featured/may-hare-jane-tomlinson.html" target="_self" icon="fa-arrow-right" dropshadow="no" extraclass=""]Prints available! You choose the size & format[/sf_button]
I also have greetings cards of this painting.
When 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, but you can buy a digital file to print at a format and size of your choice for £35. Read more…