Kingfisher, Watercolour Painting

A new watercolour painting: The Kingfisher. One of the UK’s most brightly coloured birds. Often seen as a brief turquoise flash as they dart along a river.

kingfisher painting
Kingfisher. Watercolour, 8″ x 8″

Kingfisher memories

I live near a river and have often spotted Kingfishers darting along the river, but all I have seen is the flash of turquoise as they’ve darted above the river. 

A few years ago, while watching a group of Mallard paddling about on the river, I saw a bird fly and perch on branch by the riverbank – it was a Kingfisher! After a brief stop, it flew downstream, and perched on a branch overhanging the river. The best view I had ever had of this bird. Thankfully, I had also brought my binoculars on the walk.

As if the one wasn’t enough, on the walk back, I was treated to a fly past by two Kingfishers. Wow!

Painting materials

  • Winsor & Newton Cotman and Professional watercolours
  • Bockingford watercolour paper
  • Reference photo by Hans Veth, Unsplash

Where to buy

The original painting is for sale in my online shop: Kingfisher – Original Watercolour Painting

Giclée prints are also available in my online shop. Full product information here: Kingfisher Giclée Art Print  

Giclée prints are printed by dStudio on Somerset Enhanced Velvet 255gsm art paper. dStudio produces Giclée prints using Fine Art Trade Guild approved printers, inks and papers. They’re archival quality, meaning your prints will retain their beautiful colours and quality for well over 100 years. 

Kingfisher art print
Kingfisher art print
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