"She whispered her name was Joy"

a painting of a magpie with fairies

“She whispered her name was Joy” – a painting of a magpie with fairies

“She whispered her name was Joy” – a painting of a magpie with fairies

£35.00£270.00

An original painting in watercolour and inks size 226mm x 310mm on 600gsm paper size 285mm x 376mmsize. The painting comes to you unframed. Price includes P&P to UK addresses.

Digital copies are available for you to print at a format and size of your choice . Read more…

 

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About “She whispered her name was Joy”

“She whispered her name was Joy”- is a watercolour painting of a magpie with fairies and promise of spring.

I made three paper mache magpies, two of which immediately found a home, leaving me with just one… “for sorrow”. But I didn’t mind, because I am not in the least bit superstitious, and because I thought, well… her name must be Joy. “She whispered her name was Joy” sounded like a poetic idea from a children’s storybook, and it might be fun to imagine that and have a crack at painting it. With a little help from Vincent van Gogh who inspired the almond blossom branch, I made a painting full of hope, the promise of new life, and the joys of spring. A couple of little faery folk emerging from a carpet of wood anemones give it a kind of storybook magic and someone for the magpie to whisper her name to.

If you love corvids, please also see my paintings Magpie Song, British Crows and Quoth the Raven Nevermore.

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