Robin in Snowdrops

Available as a Fine Art Print, Coaster and Greetings Card

Original Painting Medium: Pastel
Scientific Name: Erithacus rubecula and Galanthus nivalis
Region: U.K

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:

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