Original acrylic on box canvas, 75cm x 100cm.
Painted during an abstract painting retreat in Gardenstown on Scotland's Moray Firth.
I had gone to the beach to sit and eat my lunch and I watched a heron stalk for food among the rock pools. After a few minutes it straightened up and swooped past me on its way back up to the cliffs.
When I got back to the studio I painted this abstract in a single session.
That night I took home a biography of the abstract artist Patrick Heron whose work was striking a chord with me.
It was only then that I made a connection with his name and my lunchtime wildlife encounter. It also struck me that my painting had certain heron-like shapes contained in its form. Unofficially I began to call it my 'Two Herons' painting though I leave the analysis of 'what it is' to you the viewer.
Rotate it round, turn it upside down if you want.
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