This painting shows two male blackbirds who are in my mind competing for the best nest spot. Although they are blackbirds there is no black on the painting at all. The birds' feathers are a very dark blue and the highlights on them are a delicate purple. The blackbird in the foreground is just about life-size. The painting was recently shown at Art in the Gardens in Sheffield.
Original painting in acrylic on board. 60cm x 60cm. Unframed. Signed and dated.