I love the way seagulls park on street lights. What views they must have! I gave this painting the working title ‘Seagull Parking’ but I always knew that was a little too obscure to be a keeper. The inspiration was a photo I took in a carpark ~ in the golden hour before the sun sets ~ while we were waiting to collect our pizza. Yes, inspiration is everywhere : )
The original plan was to create something more like the reference photo, quite subdued and almost monotone with the seagull as the focal point, but the purple/grey underpainting took it in a different direction ~ one which was more in keeping with how spectacular the sky really looked that evening ~ and that meant rethinking the title.
P.S. I’m particularly pleased with those two birds flying in the background. The simpler it is, the harder it is.
8 thoughts on “A Break in the Weather”
Excellent, Anna! Thank you!
Thanks, Fabio : )
I love this. Very evocative. And I like the quiet color scheme.
Thanks, Claudia : )
Thank you : )
I just love it! Also the creativity in your inspiration is “inspiring” to me.
Thank you very much, Catherine : )