Although I am now painting or drawing every day I rarely finish a picture in one sitting. This one was close taking just two. The photograph is a little dark as the lighting is poor in the shed but you get the general idea. I often see birds just like this one as I drive between Amble and Warkworth, drying their wings off when they have finished fishing in the estuary. I am always reminded of the evolutionary development of birds when I look closely at cormorant or shag, to me there is something very primitive or reptilian about the way they look.