This Kingfisher painting is of one of our local birds at Welsh Wildlife Centre, here in Cilgerran West Wales. I spend a lot of time watching and photographing wildlife at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, and I see these beautiful birds regularly. I'm also involved with bird ringing for the BTO ( British Trust for Ornithology ) and have had the pleasure of handling kingfishers as part of this process.
This painting was worked-up from a series of kingfisher photographs I've taken over the years, and was a commissioned painting. This is the largest kingfisher painting I've completed to date, at 40x30 inches, and I had to build a new painting easel to hold the canvas before I could begin the painting.
Original oil on stretched canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101x76 cm)
Painted on Loxley Gold stretched box canvas, 40 inch x 30 inch x 1.5 inch.