This artwork is a study, meaning it is a personal test painting for me.
I am trying out a newer style of painting in acrylics, and this is a prototype for that style.
The work features two Great Crested Grebes, engaged in a mating ritual, with one handing the other a gift in the form of seaweed. The context is surreal, another style I am trying out, with the bird on the left standing on top of some white blocks.
The work is painted onto plywood in acrylics, and has been left as is - the back of the wooden board is clear in order for its' new owner to frame and hang in any way they like.