The nesting instinct – Nest II: watercolour on wood
Nests are said to represent the love, commitment, and effort it takes to build a happy home, so that that are regarded as good-luck symbols. If you find one in your garden it is supposed to bring good fortune to all who live there. Legend even has it that prosperity will come to any home that finds a bird’s nest nestled among the branches of the family Christmas tree, hence their popularity as ornaments.
While this painting of a nest, cannot be guaranteed to do any of the above, it will hopefully remind you of what wonderful engineers birds are. To watch the work which goes into building shelter for their clutch of eggs, is to marvel at their hard work and persistance.
This painting is built up in layers upon layers of watercolour, on paper, which was then adhered to a birch wood cradle panel and then gently waxed to deepen the colours and add a gentle sheen. It comes in a matte black tray frame.