Thursday, October 3, 2013

Dead Shag



On one of my beach walks I found this magnificent Shag, just lying there still warm, but obviously quite dead. There were no signs of distress or damage so I assume it just died of natural causes. I brought it home and made this painting of it. I had to keep spraying the flys and by the time I had finished it was starting to smell a fair bit! It ended up being a study in black.

3 comments:

beakeronabike said...

Beautiful study Paul. Wei

Paul Hutchinson said...

thank you Wei! It felt good to be working on a slightly larger scale!

beakeronabike said...

Your large works always look impressive. The one we saw in your lounge of your daughter with her books was amazing :)