At the beginning of the year I visited the Nelson Harness Races to do research for a painting of the horses. However, I wasn’t only fascinated by the horses and people, but also by the seagulls. Although nobody cared about them, they were an important part of the scene. Their flying skills were amazing to watch and after many sketches and photos of them I immediately created this painting after the Nelson Harness Race painting. It’s not only the seagulls that I enjoyed painting but also the background which was done with multiple colours and adds to the energy of the flying birds.
The painting is part of the Barbara Morrison Watercolour Exhibition at the Nelson Suter Art Society, 208 Bridge Street, Nelson, 26 July – 15 August 2021.
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