5 June 2009 Brighton Pier

Although it has been a cooler and greyer day today, I went to the beach, found a sheltered spot , and painted the pier.
The Herring Gull in the picture had just attacked a party of french students who had come onto the beach carrying a bag of chips, causing screams of alarm and panic.
The gull got the chips which were dropped in the excitement.
I expect that it happens a lot. Clever birds.

This painting is also published as one of the Painting a Day limited edition prints.

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