'Chaffinches' (including P&P to Ireland and UK)
One of a single edition of 100 prints each signed and numbered by the artist. High quality pigment printed on 308g/m2 German etching paper. Image size in inches 12"x8", overall size 15.25"x11" (approx.)
If you feed the birds in your garden you will have noticed that Chaffinches usually prefer to feed on the ground, in this picture I have painted the female sorting through fallen leaves in a patch of sun on the mossy woodland floor while the more brightly coloured male bird is perched in the ivy above. After sketching and photographing the birds, I recreated the scene back in my studio by collecting Ivy, leaves and sticks etc, so that I could really get the detail right. This painting took several weeks to paint and I was really pleased that I think I managed to capture the gentle look in the eye of the female and all the colours of their lovely plumage.