Robin in Snowdrops
Fine Art Watercolour Paper
Size: 300mm x 360mm
Original Painting Medium: Pastel
Scientific Name: Erithacus rubecula and Galanthus nivalis
Robins are one of the best-loved garden birds in Britain, though they also reside in woodland. The Snowdrop, also known as the ‘snow piercer’, is one of my favourite flowers. I have always wanted to draw or paint snowdrops and combining them with my pastel drawing of a Robin, was great fun.
To see large clusters of snowdrops nestled at the base of a tree or scattered throughout woodland is a pretty and welcome wintry sight. Snowdrops are also a reminder that Spring is on its way and they brighten up the greyest winter’s day.
As an early flower, the snowdrop also provides a welcome source of food for many insects which in turn pollinate the flowers. These delicate little white flowers were once collected by village maidens to be worn as a symbol of purity.
In my pastel painting, I have portrayed a robin perched on top of a snow-covered log amongst snowdrops. To read about my personal experience with Queenie, please follow this link: