Artist Code: 1015. Completed March 2010. Donated March 2017 to raise money for Parkinson’s Disease. Original Water colour on Aquarelle Arches 100% hot pressed cotton rag. Unframed size 16″ x 12″. Framed size 19″ x 24″.
Nightingale, Luscinia magarhynchos, Ladybird, Adalia bipunctata, Hawthorn, Crataegus laevigata, Brimstone butterfly, Gonepteryx rhamni, Green hairstreak butterfly, Callophrys rubi, Bramble, Rubus fruticosus, Teasel, Dipsacus fullonum.
Of all my natural history pictures so far, this one has required the most research regarding resource material and finding out about the bird and its habit. But it helped me to compose a natural scene, of which we are having a private view.
The original was painted for The Friends of Paxton Pits Nature Reserve to produce greetings cards. These were on sale in the Visitor Centre. The painting was later donated to a fund raiser for Parkinson’s Disease.
In September 2013, this painting WAS featured on the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society Website Gallery (MIWAS)
At Paxton Pits, I guarantee,
Live Nightingales, both she and he,
The ladies timid in the bush,
Dishevelled from migration’s rush
This singing star belts out his song,
He’ll win his girl before too long!