Living beside a canal, I do sometimes see these elusive birds for fleeting moments. I've so often tried to photograph them but end up with a frame full of vegetation and no kingfisher so I thought I'd paint them instead! In this painting I have waxed the white cloth for the sky using a brush and dyed the back with blue to pick up the detail. For the water I have heavily cracked the wax to let the darker blues and greens in, giving that marbled effect so characteristic of Batik.
This original Batik 'Kingfishers' is SOLD but you can buy this image in bookmarks paperweights and gift tags, click here for prices and email your order to me.