Emily Patrick, Bird's Nest, oil on panel 21.5 x 30.5cm
Nigel Fletcher has chosen "Bird's Nest" by Emily Patrick as a favorite still life, and has this to say about it:
I really like the work of Emily Patrick and any of her still lifes, this one I like because it's such an ordinary thing; a nest, but a difficult subject to paint well and she's treated it in a very loose manner. I like the harmonious colours she has used and the delicacy of the brushstrokes, she has allowed the underpainting to show through and positioned the table in such a way as to create an exciting composition. The delicate fragile little egg nestling (!) in the brittle, spiky foliage of the nest. Lovely work.
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