Having always loved the work of Caravaggio, I wanted to incorporate something of the style of his paintings and use of light and shade into this watercolour. Bakewell is a wonderful place to see birds of different kinds coming together in a bit of a feeding frenzy. The title refers to the male mallard diving into the water
This painting was 'Highly Commended' at the Association of Animal Artists Spring exhibition in Frodsham 2018.
Artist Christina Hopkinson