With the weather being so awful it is a relief that my studio is just down the garden with no wading!
So I have spent time on an image that has been in my head for months. This is my take on the old story of how the wren became king of the birds and an excuse to include images of my favourite birds.
From the drawing stage comes the plate making, using tile cement and carborundum to create tones and textures.
Tile cement allows me to press real feathers into the birds and the carborundom gives that rich black needed for crows.
The red breast, label and gold crown are added later.
Waiting for these to dry and have details added, they are destined for, Moss Prints, Cheltenham. Junction Gallery, Woodstock. Church House Designs, Congresbury, nr. Bristol and Sky Blue Gallery and Framing, Bristol.