Winter is a beautiful time of year and a deep snowfall creates a magical feeling in the forest. The world changes the moment our flying winter visitors arrive: a group of handsome, red-breasted bullfinches. These colorful birds have been created to beautify the gloomy days of the long winter season. After a heavy snowfall, the red breasts of the bullfinches sitting on the branches look like ruddy apples placed in the trees.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to see bullfinches in the big city where I now live. But, when I was a child living in Russia it was much different. During my walks in the snow-covered woods, I remember a fabulous feeling of surprise and delight when I unexpectedly spied the bright scarlet chests of the bullfinches, high in the branches of the trees; what a true winter mood they created at that moment. I don’t know why, but when I see these little birds my heart is filled with joy and I understand: “Here it is: real winter has arrived!” To share these feelings with other people, I created this Russian winter landscape painting.
My winter landscape painting, “Bullfinches in a birch grove,” was created for lovers of birds and snowy winter days. This picture depicts a winter forest landscape, with a blue sky in the background and a forest that disappears into the distance. In the foreground of the painting, three birch trees rise from the white forest floor, with their branches covered in snow, while a trio of vibrant bullfinches perch on the snowy branches of an ash tree. The birds chirp happy songs to one another, while they feed on red berries of rowan under the beautiful blue skies. In the right lower corner a fir tree sits, blanketed with snow and bringing to mind a Christmas scene. This gorgeous wool painting will provide a glimpse of nature during the winter, and bring a feeling of peace and contentment when you watch the birds feeding. This picture will also make a great gift for anyone that loves birds, nature or the winter season.
Please contact me if you have questions about my wool paintings or are interested in having something created especially for you. I would love to take your dream and fashion it into a wool painting for your enjoyment.