Feeling very fortunate having this beautiful birds nest in my possession, I set out to paint it. When thinking about what I hope to communicate in this painting, I felt the energy of the piece paramount. I have used alcohol with pastel to stain the white paper, once dry I then began painting the nest. I would like to do some more paintings of this and other birds nests. The varied textures and organic shape of the nest are intriguing. There is such contrast in the smooth eggs, light airy feathers and hard twigs that twist and turn.