On the surface - contemporary, colourful painting of Mandarin duck and reflections on surface of pond
We saw this little Mandarin duck paddling along in the water at the Tiergartin in Berlin. I knew as soon as I saw all those fabulous reflections on the surface of the water that I would be painting this!
If you have a look at some of my other paintings, you'll see that I have a love of watery reflections - I've discovered that I really enjoy the abstract patterns found in nature, like the sky reflected in water or the negative space in tree branches - there is something about the patterns I find mesmerising and I love that close up they're just random shapes in paint but that when the viewer steps back and takes in the scene as a whole all those random shapes form a realistic painting.
This has been painted in acrylic ink on watercolour paper. The surface was first sprayed with acrylic spray paint and the acrylic ink was applied on top of that. Please note that this painting comes unframed and unmounted for ease of postage and the photo showing it in a frame is only by way of example for what it might look like framed (The frame was purchased on Amazon and fits this size of paper perfectly so I am happy to give you a link to it should you wish to purchase this painting!)
The painting measures 18 x 26cm (approximately 7 x 10 inches).
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