That Bird has my Wings

That Bird has my Wings
Hang on Studio Wall

Isn't that a great title. I heard it on a podcast recently on mindfulness whilst I was drawing this and it kind of stuck. This is a long tailed tit that I photographed coming in to land on the suet in my garden. I love capturing the moment birds just land or just take off. He is drawn in charcoal with a little bit of ink. There are so many names given to long tailed tits - flying lollipops, bush oven, feather poke, pudding bag and my favourite bumbarrels. John Clare wrote a poem where he refers to them as 'coy bumbarrels'

About the Artist
Paulette Farrell

Professional Artist. For 2020 I have decided to focus my work on cricket (which I love) and figure / portrait paintings and drawings. Although I am able to draw and paint birds, still lifes and animals and have been successful selling them I noted that whilst painting them I was forever thinking…

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