Far Eastern Curlew Wading In A Stream Siberia – The Far Eastern Curlew is a wading bird indigenous to Asia and eastern Europe. With this painting, I combine my love of the Siberian landscape with the inimitable look of the Far Eastern Curlew. The curlew’s long beak gives it great character and making it a great subject. The curve in the curlew’s beak is also good for probing for invertebrates that live in the swamps and mud. Also, the Far Eastern Curlew spends it’s breeding season in Siberia, Kamchatka and Mongolia.
Flying South For The Winter
During the cold winter, most curlews fly south to Australia while others go to Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines or New Zealand to escape the cold. Painting a wading bird such as the curlew gave me an opportunity to paint a landscape involving elements from the wetlands. Lakes, meadows, streams and grass from Russia’s far east provide some of the most beautiful wildlife scenery. As an artist who draws with the brush, I found it a real pleasure painting a meadow because it allows me to draw all those blades of grass with the brush. I hope to paint many more scenes like this one. I use gouache paint to paint wildlife paintings such as this and others.
Size of original painting: 10″ X 22″
Medium: Gouache paint on watercolor paper
Price of Original Artwork: $1,500.00