Saturday, 14 December 2013

female Merlin

A dead Merlin was recently passed to me for a short while. It was found out in the Fens near Feltwell having collided with a water butt.  Next to it was a dead Skylark too.  It must've been chasing the Skylark and both ended up colliding with the water butt.  Such an unfortunate end for both birds.  I have not finished work on the Merlin - painting takes so long, so I had to draw a line under it and get on with other things.  So for now I have the Merlin temporarily in my deep freeze.  I need to get on and paint it again in coming days.
Meanwhile my efforts so far are below. Please note the Merlin did not have a dark tail band - it is just that my painting is UNFINISHED!