Acrylic on box canvas 40cm x 35cm painted June 2015. The elegance and seemingly effortless ease of the seagull skimming the surface of the sea as it has just taken off. There is a hint of a splash of water where the wing tipped and caught the surface. They are so aerodynamic! Luckily the sea was calm and so there was little wind to disturb the surface of the water or blow the seagull off course. The wing nearest is showing the flight action.