I worked this painting from photography by birding cobber Chris Tate, with his permission of course. I wanted to show the absolute marvel that is the tiny chicks, and the protectiveness of the parent. Birds, like all animals are so protective, caring and patient of their young, and raise them in that tenderness and devotion known to human parents, there is such a timeless mystery and poetry about it all. A postcard sized painting, it will be in the gallery catalogue at my coming exhibition "Nature Diaries" for $300, including gallery commission of one third and framing costs. Thank you Chris, you'll be acknowledged.