New painting: Golden plover

Colin has been working on a couple of paintings recently, and this is one of them – a golden plover in summer plumage.    We used to see flocks of golden plovers far more often than we do now, and they are really gorgeous.  I just love this painting, and the background sets it off perfectly!

If you click on the second image, it will enlarge to roughly the same size as the original painting.

Golden Plover head © Colin WoolfGolden Plover © Colin Woolf

Images copyright © Colin Woolf,


  1. I love it! Its amazing, the colours and everything about it are so nice 🙂 x

  2. J2Scotland says:

    i love the colors in the bird and the purple in the background is very nice. Colin has done such a good job of drawing the plover that I think if I ever saw one, I would know exactly what it was. Maybe I am being a bit simplistic but it reminds me of a fancier, larger thrush.

    • That is very kind of you to say so! Colin is very good at conveying the character as well as the plumage of the bird. It is probably a bit bigger than a mistle thrush in body but roughly the same kind of shape.

  3. Lovely. 🙂

  4. So sharp and beautifully detailed. I agree that the background sets it off perfectly. A triumph!

    • Thank you, Lorna! It has just the right look on its face for a golden plover – innocent and just a bit confused! I love the background too – beautiful colours.

  5. They are really gorgeous!

    • Aren’t they beautiful?! We used to see them in flocks all the time on farmland but they are much less common now – possibly due to the change in farming methods. Gorgeous little birds!

  6. What a beautiful painting! Colin is truly talented!

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