Woodcock and Silver Birch – a matched pair
A framed original watercolour of two woodcock rising from a beautiful Silver Birch tree, painted with two feathers from the same bird – a truly matched pair, one bursting to the left and the other to the right.
Very few paintings turn out exactly like I see them in my head, but this is one of the closest yet. It is difficult to understand how difficult this is to complete – painting with a feather is not the easiest of tasks, but to paint half with one feather and the rest with the pair is unique.
I have painted matched pairs before, but in each case they have been two separate paintings, because, if one failed to work or broke under the strain (as that does happen) I would still have one painting to sell. In this case if one had failed, I would have half a completed picture. Perhaps that explains why I have only ever attempted this once in the 20 odd years I have been using a pin-feather 🙂
Image size 220 x 180 mm
Attractively framed in a veneer moulding to conservation standards
This painting is currently in Resipole Studios Winter exhibition