Back in the summer I bought a plaster plaque of a robin from Blists Hill Victorian town. The robin is a very important part of my family – especially for my Nanny, so I decided to paint it for her as a Christmas present.
I enjoyed using fine brushes to create the fine feathers, and having chance to examine this bird very closely. I found photos of robins online to allow me to make it as realistic as possible. I also enjoyed adding in the background branches and ivy leaves. I used acrylics and varnished it with Modge Podge once it was dry.
I think handmade gifts are very special – they are cheap to make but expensive in love and care. 😊
I always see my grandparents on Boxing Day and when I gave it to them, they loved it and said that they would treasure it. I am very judgemental of my work so this was the most rewarding thing of all.
In my next post I will be showing you another artwork which I gave as a gift this Christmas, so please follow this site to make sure you see it!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas / Hanukkah / holidays!