IT WAS JULY 2013 when we visited the Bali Bird Park for the first time and saw for the first time a pair of Wreathed Hornbills. I was totally enchanted by their appearance and wanted to paint their portrait – of course. But it took almost seven years before that happened. And now with the Covid 19 impact I decided to paint just what I have so long wanted too. And here we are: this is a watercolour of the female to the left and male to the right perched on the fascinating Ficus racemose (Cluster Fig). I also first saw this tree in Ubud where we stay in Bali. This is in fact the first non-Australian bird portrait that I have completed.
Wreathed Hornbills are classified as “Vulnerable” due to their apparent inability to adapt to the progressively destructive removal of their natural habitat.
This is a watercolour painting on 300gsm Arches Hot Pressed (smooth) Paper. The original image measures 72cm x 54cm wide .
The Original can be obtained from the artist at this stage.
Framed price $4350
Limited Edition Print: Wreathed Hornbills
Limited Edition Prints – limited to 200 prints and printed on Hahnemule 300 gsm bright white rag paper. (Referred to as a Giclée Print). The dimensions of the print are approximately 90% the size of the original painting: image dimensions are 645mm x 478mm. There is a 25mm margin to all sides of the sheet. Postage is by 90mm diameter card board mailing tube and is free within Australia.