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We hope that you will enjoy the artwork which we will be adding to this page during the year.

Starling Murmurations

Starling Murmurations

A murmuration is the word used to describe a flock of flying starlings.

During the winter months, large numbers of starlings visit Britain and Ireland from the continent, seeking out the relative warmth of our climate. As dusk arrives, the starlings set off for their communal roost in one of the most staggering natural spectacles of all. Flocks arrive from all directions, gathering in the skies above their roost sites. As the numbers reach into the tens and hundreds of thousands, the murmurations, take on incredible shapes in the sky, contracting and expanding as one flock merges into another, and taking on a life of their own, swirling back and forth in ever more complex and beautiful patterns. It is thought it could be a form of protection from predators, or a way of signposting a roost.

Viking Ships

Sledging Snow Dudes

Winter Birch Tree Art inspired by The Magpie by Claude Monet

The Magpie is an oil on canvas landscape painting by impressionist artist Claude Monet. Art historians believe it was created during the winter of 1868 to 1869 in the countryside near Etretat in Normandy, France.
We studied the painting. We lloked at how he painted snow, not just white, but using many colours. We tried to create the same effect in our
Winter Birch Tree Art. We observed the types of colours he used to create the snow, white, brown, blue, purple, etc.
We decided to experiment with a brown water colour to create the snow. We also used a mixture of blue and red water colours to create the sky. We also experimented with creating shadows in the snow.
It is estimated that a single silver birch grown to 13 metres can support 229 different species of insect. This is like a city of insects in one single tree which is excellent for our environment.




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