Slavonian Grebe with young

Slavonian Grebe with young

In this painting female Slavonian Grebe offers a feather to its young. Slavonian Grebe chicks eat small fish and spiny water insects that could block their stomach. Eaten feathers will help bringing these undigested things out safely.

This painting is painted on 20×20cm Ampersand clayboard. During the painting work I realized that I should have done this in bigger size. Now birds are only 12cm long and many details are tiny and that’s why difficult to paint. Now I will put this painting away for at least a week. Then I will see what mistakes are left and I can fix them.

Cameras struggle always with faint blue hues. I got best result when I photographed this painting out side and in shadow.