A Pair of Curlews
About this artwork
These two long-billed curlews are gazing at us with an unmistakable curiosity, says artist Emil Morhardt. Like many shorebirds, when I sat on the beach quietly in their vicinity they eventually stopped feeding and wandered over to see what was going on. When feeding, they plunge their bills all the way into the wet sand getting small invertebrates out of range for any other similar species. This pair is painted in warm browns and grays on a pure white background.