In the UK, there are few really majestic displays of massed wildlife. However, large flocks of birds are dramatic, from the geometric shapes woven by murmurations of starlings to the acrobatics of flocks of lapwings. This is something I want to develop as a theme in my art. For now I am posting a series of archived sketches. This simple painting was the first time I tried to depict this, starting with looking out to sea.