MINSMERE BIRD RESERVE
The photo shows the view across the Minsmere reed beds, you can see Sizewell on the horizon.
A mixed media collage painting based on the same view.
I have completed a series of small painting collages during the Autumn of last year.
The bird reserve series each show a small glimpse of the view across the reed beds. They depict an Autumnal scene; the colours are muted with flashes of brighter colours from berries, seed heads and reeds. The water sparkles in the sunlight introducing silvers, bronze and golds.
A glimpse of Sizewell
Small paintings before mounting and unframed.
I intend to use some of these artworks
as a starting point for larger square canvases
using mixed media techniques.
I visit this area most weeks throughout the year. I walk down the path with anticipation to the beach, the stones crunching under my feet. When the tide is out sand appears, walking is easier and hidden treasures are revealed.
The beach, sea, sky are always different, captivating.
Walking back up to my view point (the NT car park) ; birds rise up from the reeds, ducks and geese can be heard flying back at dusk.
The boom of the bitterns resonate around the reserve. If you are lucky you can see them flying above the reeds. In spring I have seen them on the edge of the water eating young frogs.