60x20cm acrylic on panel
I took hundreds of photos of kingfishers fishing on my recent trip up the Vaal river. They are so fast that most of the photos were blurry. They had just enough information for painting reference though. It is so important to take your own photos for compositions like this. I combined several to show stages of the dive. I altered the size and spacing of the birds to add depth and decreased the detail as the bird went into his dive.