Porphyrio porphyrio - Reed Pen, Indian ink and blue ink, Watercolour, acrylic, charcoal and dried grass seedling.
Rescued from my own ‘Salon de Refuses’, this was originally intended for ‘Round About - the Circle Show’ @geckostudiogallery
but a busy week meant it was barely started by delivery day. It has languished on my drawing board since, until I decided I might as well finish it. This rather mean looking purple swamp hen’s posture suffered from being forced onto a circular canvas, but I think it gives him character. And yes folks, that’s real grass (Ehrharta erecta) he’s eating - a lot harder to glue to the canvas than I expected. #circle #purplehen #purpleswamphen #porphyrioporphyrio #watercolour #reedpen #indianink #penandink #geckogallery #grass #ehrhartaerecta