Well, it had issues at first, but it was worth the journey I took to complete this new canvas called 'Woodcock Morning' an 18" x 24" oil on canvas. It depicts a woodcock ever alert putting up, having been disturbed, banking immediately to avoid capture with a full spread of its wings. The woods create an avenue of snow laden carpet ahead, leading us further into this chilly, yet warming winter scene. The morning rays just breaking through the treeline create this juxtaposition of colour.
Well I hope that you enjoy this image as much as I enjoyed creating it. The Woodcock is such a stunning woodland visitor to our shores, no other inhabitant of the forest save the Jay is as spectacular, and it has no rival in flight. In this regard it is a league on its its own.