Blind to the familiar
Herring and Greater Black-backed Gull
Observation : 6th April 2021 – 06:45. Lista fyr, Norway.
Original painting: watercolor from fieldsketch, 31 x 41 cm
Story of the image (extract)
« Sometimes the familiar is exceptional and we contemplate, fascinated, what we thought we knew. We then stop seeing and start looking, imagining, understanding.
Everything in this morning of April 6th is outstanding. I stand on the doorstep, drunk by the tiredness of a storm that didn’t let me sleep, hustled by the wind, blinded by the snow. Where did the first days of spring go? Backpack, binoculars around my neck, telescope on my shoulders, I am crossing this blizzard to join the observatory. Four days now that I am counting migratory birds here in Lista, southern Norway. The sea is a few tens of meters ahead of me and yet I barely discern the waves whose foam is blending to the snow that erases everything. »
Art print on Arches paper, similar to the one I am painting on, made by a specialist studio here in Norway. High quality, lightfast pigments.
The quality of each print is checked by me. I write in pencil the date and place of the observation, as well as my signature.
Each print comes with the full story of the image, printed and signed.
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