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A Lost Robin's Nest

A Lost Robin's Nest

I love painting nests but to paint them well you need to understand them and their individual construction. As a boy I used to build them, put painted clay or blown bantam eggs in and try to fool my parents or friends that they were real. I got quite good at it, reading of what building materials different species used and where they might be hidden.

Painted completely from my knowledge and imagination, I wanted this picture to have a "Victorian" feel ...and a sadness too, as though the nest and contents have been pulled from their hiding place to be viewed as an ornament.

  • Acrylic on panel

    Image size: 200mm x 330mm

    Overall size: 340mm x 465mm

    Dark gold frame with ivory slip.

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