Artist's description:

Jaunty Little Wren is made with Winsor and Newton watercolours on paper.

This common bird evokes the spirit of the natural world, even with its diminutive size it can survive harsh winters. This bird lives in town, country and coastal sites, the wren is adept at adapting to the environment.

Jaunty Little Wren depicts a Wren (Troglodytidae) in motion, stationary and at the beginning of life. This feathered creature is loud and intense, but it is just a pocket size wren bobbing in and out, more like a mouse than a bird.

I hope to show these characterisitics in Jaunty Little Wren. The top two birds are in flight, hopefully you can hear the distinctive whirring sound as it whizzes across the page. All you can see is the chestnut and ochre plumage as the wren's wings flap fast and direct.

On the left at the bottom there is an adult wren, perched on an outcrop of rocks perusing the garden. The bobbed, cocked tail reflects the birds' jaunty attitude. This wren is self-confident and cheerful, you can see it in his eyes.

Finally, on the bottom right we have the beginning of life, the egg. The egg is an ash cream and speckled with burnished copper spots.

Ready to hang, all fixtures provided.

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Jaunty Little Wren (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Freya Stinton from United Kingdom

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