Japanese Crane

Something different, here. For a start, this is a watercolour study of a Japanese Crane, rather than my usual medium of choice (Acrylic). It’s also part of a Triptych (see ‘Giant Egret’ & ‘Flamingo’).

Ambition is a funny thing, isn’t it? Whilst some people aspire to climb mountains or run marathons, I always wanted to paint some long-legged birds! BUT, in order to capture the ‘ungainly elegance’ of the Japanese Crane, I decided that watercolour was the best way forward. Mind you, it was so fiddly and unforgiving, that I haven’t returned to it since!

Being such a ‘fluid’ medium (pun intended), watercolour needs to be worked in the moment and I have great respect for those who master the techniques.


  • Prints

    All of my OPEN or LIMITED EDITION PRINTS, are printed by my (superb) photographer onto archival paper. Depending on the suitability of the image, they come in either THREE or FOUR sizes:  Mini: An Open Edition, that’s hand-monogrammed on the Matte.  Small: Ready-mounted & signed in an edition of #195.   Medium: Ready-mounted & signed in an edition of #95.   Large: Un-Mounted & signed in an edition of #49.   Frames shown for illustrative purposes only.

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