This magnificent little shore bird with a distinctive black crown and yellow bill has a big personality and deserves to be painted larger than life. My focus in this painting was to draw attention to the light on the wing flutter, capturing the power of the bird’s anatomy whilst directing the viewers eye to the yellow beak and the catch.
Fairy Terns are shore birds, usually living next to the high tide mark on a sandy beach. They are small birds specifically designed to dive swiftly into the sea to catch fish from great heights. They are very entertaining as they squabble on the shore and use their catch as a courtship lure or to feed their young.
Thank you to wildlife photographer Cherilyn Corker for graciously providing the reference photo for this painting.
Unframed– 92cm x 92cm (36″ x 36″)
Framed – 96cm x 96cm (38″ x 38″)
Other print sizes available on request.
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