Birds of Rushy Common: Great Black Backed Gull

I’ve recently been getting to grips with Procreate on the iPad Pro and have started painting wildlife again. I’m finding the process really relaxing, and long way away from my days painting with acrylics and all the paraphernalia it needs.

Rushy Common is part of the Lower Windrush Valley Project, and area of gravel pit lakes, created by gravel extraction when the A40 was built. It’s what I call my ‘local patch’ - not necessarily a birding hot spot, but my closest place to relax and watch birds. It’s the place where I observe the comings and goings throughout the year, and feel inspired to to paint what I see.

So this is going to be a series that I’ll be posting here and to Instagram. Starting with this resting Great Black Backed Gull.