The Wren (a portrait)


A portrait of a popular British garden bird, the Wren in oils.

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The Wren (a bird portrait)


The smallest of the British birds, bearing the longest Latin name of ‘Troglodytes troglodytes’ makes for an amusing fact. This is the second ‘portrait’ bird paintings of the series.

Key information

The wren is a tiny brown bird, although it is heavier and not as slim as the even smaller goldcrest. It is dumpy, almost rounded, with a fine bill, quite long legs and toes, very short round wings and a short, narrow tail which is sometimes cocked up vertically. For such a small bird it has a remarkably loud voice.

It is the most common UK breeding bird, although it suffers declines during prolonged, severely cold winters.


Its inspiration was taken during the early Spring when this bird is quite active. It’s plump body and size and speed make this bird a real treasure and a joy to watch. My main objectives were to create a piece that:


<li>Shows the subtle and rich colours of the bird</li>

<li>Capture the beauty of its myriad of brown complex and perfect colouring</li>

<li> bring our the textures of the feathers and the characteristics that reflect the nature of the Wren</li>


Signed Certificate  of Authenticity

Style : Realism , traditional, impressionism

Medium : Oil on canvas ,on stretched canvas

Size : 11.8 by 15.7 inches 40 cm by  30 cm by 1.8 cm


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The Chubby Wren 3

Additional information

Dimensions 40 × 2 × 30 cm
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