Take off

Take off time                                  Watercolour                             © Elizabeth Tyler 2016
This is a watercolour painting which has been lying in my studio, unfinished for some time.
It's from a photo I took during the winter when the water in the Sound was partially covered in ice.
I was fascinated by the way the black backed gull took off amidst a spray of water. The dark rocks of the harbour wall brought a dramatic contrast to the soft snowy ice on the surface of the sea.
It was one of my more challenging works in watercolour and I am quite certain I will never be able to do anything like it again.

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