Saturday, July 26, 2014

DAWN OVER THE PAT SING LENG - BLACK KITE


As with many of my paintings, they seem to develop as I go along and many become part of a theme. The early morning light seen here was such a theme and I explored it in watercolor and also in oils. Some of the works were landscapes, others such as the Black Kite above, more wildlife oriented. I painted this one when I lived in Hong Kong and as mentioned in an earlier post, managed to get excellent reference if these birds so for once, it was easier to develop what I had into a painting. The view is one of looking down the mountainside during a hazy morning just before the sun rises. The background seems slightly too purplish in this image, perhaps because it is was scanned from a slide and as I no longer have the original, can't be sure about the true colors, Still, the painting is one that I am happy with and brings back many fond memories. Size is about 20" x 30" (51cm x 76cm), oil on canvas, private collection.

5 comments:

Vernon Washington The Wild in Watercolor said...

I love the muted places you paint and the wildlife that lives there. I'm fascinated, as always, by your work, in particular your watercolor pieces.

john said...

Exotic subjects like the Black Kite are always refreshing to see. Well done.

John Holmes said...

It's an engaging view of a very characteristic HK bird - I'm not surprised it brings back so many memories...

Jeremy Pearse said...

Vernon, thanks so much!

Jeremy Pearse said...

Thanks also to both of you guys, can't say how much I appreciate your comments too!