"In The Woods - a book for the young" is a charming book published in 1879 about the lives of the flora and fauna that inhabit woods around the world. I discovered my copy in a charity shop, it was very battered, with the cover damaged and pages falling out, and the inevitable foxing and marks which come with age. Nevertheless the book inspired me and I have salvaged as many pages as possible to use as the ground for a series of contemporary illustrations. The Nightingale is painted with artist quality watercolours and a touch of acrylic and framed in a dark charcoal coloured wooden frame.
winsor and newton watercolours and acrylic on vintage paper