**50% of the sales price of this pin will be donated to Direct Relief:
This owl pin was hand painted with very fine brushes and a magnifier. It was painted in acrylics on a wood panel, gilded with 22k gold leaf. Tiny brushstrokes render the delicate patterns in the feathers. Signed and dated on the back.
The panel is 1 1/4” high and 1” wide. The wood is 1/8” thick. It has a 3/4” gold tone pin back attached to the wood.
Both the painting and the gold leaf are varnished and the entire piece is sealed with a protective wax coating. Store carefully in the pouch to avoid scratching. Avoid prolonged contact with water or products that contain alcohol, like perfume.
The painting, gilding, assembly and design are all done by me alone. I get some help with the panel cutting, but my studio is a solo operation!