The symbolism of nests is just beautiful – they are meant to represent all the love and warmth, enthusiasm and commitment it takes to create the happiest of homes.
Just think of the phrases we have about nesting, the nesting instinct and flying the nest.
I hope that this little painting will find a busy, happy home to live in and remind its occupants of how they are all kept safe and well together.
It’s painted in watercolour on a specially prepared canvas. I worked in multiple layers to build up the tangle of twigs. And then it is finished with cold wax and buffed to a gentle sheen. The image continues around the edges, so that it can be hung without a frame and will hopefully pop off the wall at you, despite its small size (25cm).