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Ptarmigan in winter plummage

All carvings are original and this carving has now been sold. Please use the Contact Us link to request a similar carving.

Miniature ptarmigan in winter plumage on snow covered base. The ptarmigan is a plump gamebird, slightly larger than a grey partridge. In summer, is a mixture of grey, brown and black above with white bellies and wings. In winter, it becomes totally white except for its tail and eye-patch, which remain black.

  • Height 4 cm
  • Width 10 cm

Each painted piece is carved by hand. A pyrograph tool is then used to give texture to feathers. Finally the piece is carefully painted with acrylic watercolour.

Please note that this carving is currently on display at Thornthwaite Galleries and may be purchased through them. 


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