Goldcrest and Berries, Original Silk Painting. Mounted to fit frame size 20 x 20 cm.
The goldcrest is the smallest European bird (8.5 – 9.5 cm long) and yet is known in European folklore as ‘the king of birds’. In my area they are a rare visitor, but I was delighted to see one in our garden this year. For this painting I treated the silk with a medium to control the flow of the paint rather than use gutta as I was afraid the gutta might be too much for my delicate friend.