This Byzantine inspired painting shows a mother Robin and her chick, as a Theotokos image. Each bird is encircled with a delicate gold halo, the chick with wispy feathers gazing up at the mother. A gold leaf arch encases a stained glass window in deep reds behind them. The frame is metallic gold with patina-style accents and vintage wear.
This highly detailed piece is part of my series of stylized and embellished bird portraits, which encourage the viewer to contemplate the value we place on individual animal lives.
SIZE: painting is 7x8 inches, frame measures 10 x 11 inches
MEDIA: acrylic and gold leaf painting on panel, varnished, framed. Ready to display, with saw-tooth hanger attached.