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!
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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, and is shown here for your viewing pleasure. However, you can buy prints and I have greetings cards
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Harper Lee's book, To Kill a Mockingbird is, I believe, one of the finest novels ever written. The person who commissioned this original painting thinks so too!
CANVAS PRINTS of this very popular painting are available in two sizes, which I will order especially for you, and have sent to you direct from the manufacturer. Delivery in about a week. Prices include P&P to UK addresses. Choose a size from the dropdown below: