Chaffinch: watercolour on wood with gold leaf
We had a Chaffinch in the garden. I had no idea what it was. All I could hear was an incredibly loud, repetitive call from dawn to dusk. I eventually spotted it and realised it was a chaffinch, but when I googled it’s bird song, it sounded nothing like the annoying noise. Of course I’d forgotten the difference between call and song. So I recorded it and got some expert advice. The moment I confirmed it was a chaffinch, it left the garden and I haven’t heard it since!
So here he is, immortalised in paint. Such a beauty, with a gorgeous song, but a deeply annoying call. Like us all, he is not perfect.
This chaffinch is painted in ink and watercolour on a birch panel. He is finished with 24k gold. He measures 30×30 and is framed in a matte black floating frame.
He is the perfect size to bring the glint of gold to a darker corner or to fly free in the light. He can be posted to you very easily. The bird is sealed with matte uv varnish, but the gold is unsealed as it will not tarnish. So it you need to dust him, use a soft lint free cloth.