Tuesday, 26 September 2017

You got yourself a convoy

partridge art watercolour painting

Partridge Stance
Watercolour on paper
Upon delivering a collection of paintings to Chargot Estate, Exmoor, last week, I was transfixed by the beautiful French partridge.  Busy little birds, they tend to stay in groups (a covey) and  as I found out they are quite tricky to photograph.
There were lots around however, whenever I tried to get a photo, they turned their back on me and walked away.  With patience and a long lens, I managed to take a few photos and I admit I am totally transfixed by their beautiful colours and markings. So here is my painting created from my images to celebrate their beauty – a study of the various stances of the partridge.
On leaving Chargot, it was a different matter!  Despite their early apparent shyness around the camera, they are more than happy to form a convoy in front of a moving car at 2mph!   Maybe escorting me off the premises….love them 🙂