This piece represents some of distinct change in the style of my chasing work. The increase in height of the kingfisher’s body from the depth of the background images is significantly greater than my usual work up to this time. The increase in time to achieve these effects is substantial.
The top of the box representing the kingfisher is a very good piece of work. The bird and the branches’ separation from the water, mountains, and sky is very sharp. As in any piece of chasing, the critical points are where one level of perspective meets another. In this piece that challenge was well met.
The side of the box is a simple, abstract depiction of water flowing and does a good job tying the side of the box to both the image of a kingfisher on the top and the three brown trout seen swimming on the bottom.
The bottom of the box is the most satisfying aspect of the piece for me. The finish achieved on the whole piece is extraordinary in its satisfaction. The overall reflective quality of this image is everything I wanted it to be. It glistens rather than shines, an effect I have been working on for many hours and finally perfected in this piece.