Welcome to the blog of Melanie McDonald ! I'm a professional artist, my life is divided between my home in Newquay, Cornwall and my renovation project - an 18th Century farm - in North Brittany, France. My inspiration comes from the beautiful beaches, skies and seas of Cornwall, Brittany and Scotland. This is where I share my paintings and photographs, I hope it inspires you.

June 19, 2014

Ideas for Art Pinboard : Gulls

It's taken me by surprise .... I've found myself captivated by gulls.  

I grew up with gulls - living on the coast in Cornwall they dominate the sea views and rooftops, (but I can't say that I've ever really thought about them).  Today, I'm sitting outside my farmhouse on the hill in Brittany watching gulls soar on thermals. This morning, down at the shore, I watched herring gulls diving for fish, and trailing a fishing boat .... they circle my thoughts and have started to appear in my paintings ....  it's a new obsession.

P.s. and I'm not the only one, the image below is from June's issue of Spanish Vogue via Sketch42, (gull top by Obey).

I made the collages from my Seagulls (and other birds) Pinboard, (please click thru for photo credits).

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