As Kingfishers Catch Fire – Original Art and Fine Art Prints SOLD

A surreal oil on canvas painting of a stream of water pouring into a drinking glass tumbler standing on a dark teal / Prussian blue tabletop against an azure blue background with a light blue stripe shaft of light. The moody, midnight blues contrast with the gorgeous, russet and turquoise flash of the kingfisher as it flies up out of the glass of water with a small fish in its beak, splashing water out of the glass and there is a puddle of water on the surface in front of the glass.

Oil on canvas  75 cm x 60 cm   Sold

Who Would Like Some More Ice? (Kingfishers Catch Fire)

I would, yes please

Because ice is nice

With water,

Clear,

It does entice

 

I would, yes please

Because ice is nice

In water here

Where kingfishers dive

Using beaks as a spear

 

As Kingfishers Catch Fire – named after the fabulous poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins. This gorgeous kingfisher is flying up out of a glass, having caught a tiny fish, splashing water against the dark teal background. A BBC wildlife program used to start with a slow motion clip of a diving kingfisher, which inspired this particular painting. Kingfishers are such distinctive and colourful birds and I love painting them. I might just have to paint another one… 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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