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Halcyon - Golden and Blue

Medium: Acrylic on board     |     Size: 600mm x 400mm     |     Price: SOLD


Wattle can be such a scrawny weedy tree, but at the beginning of Spring it has its moment of glory.  Down by the estuary against the blue of sky and water it is radiant with sunshine.  In the foreground, as the tide recedes, pebbles are left stranded on the glittering mud, while overhead a kingfisher flashes by; a streak of azure.  The original title for this picture was Springtime, but as I was working on it my son was taking part in a production of Metamorphoses and the tale of the lovers transformed into kingfishers was still vivid in my mind.