Grutto / Godwit – dutch national bird

This bird, the Godwit or in Dutch; Grutto, lately got elected as Dutch National Bird.
I made this painting a while ago and when Vogelbescherming (this is the Dutch RSPB;-) initiated an election for young visual artists to send in one of their works related to birds, I decided to give it a try. At that moment I had no clue of the Godwit beeing chosen as the Dutch National bird, but it seemed quite the right choice for this exhibition as my painting got the honour of getting the third price.
Until 13th of march the exhibition is open in Zeist at the headquarters of ‘Vogelbescherming’. From april the 10th you can see the painting in real life at Slot Zeist.

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