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Bird Art Greeting Cards- click here to see the full range of our card packs

Our range of fine art native bird greeting cards feature mostly birds that are found within Western Australia with an increasing number of eastern states birds starting to appear in recent months.

Each greeting card measures 128mm x 178mm (5″ x 7″) has a picture based on a fine art watercolour painting by Christopher Spiker. On the back of each greeting card there is a brief description of the featured birds unique characteristics. The inside of all cards is left blank for your personal greetings and notes.

All cards are printed on an attractive 300gsm off white card stock and come with an individual mailing envelope within a thin clear poly bag.

Postage and packing for deliveries within Australia is included in the price shown below. We use Australia Post to deliver all items in their packaging.

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The CARD SETS

Wrens Five card pack with envelopes W5

A$30.00

 

Wrens and Robins: Seven cards with envelopes Pack WR7

A$42.00

Wrens Greeting Card Set of Eight designs- W8

A$48.00

Small Bush Birds Set of Seven Cards- BB7

A$42.00

Parrots and Cockatoos Set of Seven cards PC7

A$42.00

Special Mix of Ten Cards MC10

A$58.00

Colourful Mix of Australian Wildlife- includes birds from Eastern Stated and the Numbat MB7N

A$42.00

Parrots and Cockatoos Top 5 Cards PCT5

A$30.00

Honeyeaters and Spinebills Set of Six Cards HS6

A$35.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Couple of New Special Brushes

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I have opted to try a few new brushes in recent weeks to see how they perform. Normally I use Raphael Kolinsky 8408 series for my watercolour bird paintings. For skies I would have used a wonderful #10 brush to apply a thin wash of Cerulean Blue with a touch of Mauve or even just a little of Sepia or Raw Umber to warm the clouds.

While in Paris two years ago I visited Senneliers Art Shop (Magasin Sennelier: http://magasinsennelier.net/index.html

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If you want a great discussion on art materials etc then visit this wonderful shop just east of the Musee D’Orsay on Quai Voltaire. Without checking the price of this Raphael #11 Le “803” brush I just added it to my collection of items in my hands at the time. I drew a long breathe when I got back to the hotel and checked the prices.

Not to worry. This brush is now very much proven itself as the go-to brush for big sky washes and under coating foregrounds. I even use it to paint grasses and bark on the trees as in this latest landscape:

Free to Grow As You Like Karri trees on Rocky Rd Warner Glen WA (3)

In Australia they can be purchased for about $185 AU and while expensive I cannot imagine working without it.

The second new brush compliments the Raphael 803. I have only ever liked using one Windsor and Newton brush: #6 Pointed Round. Again I found it a superb instrument for painting wispy fine features such as leaves and grass. It carries a considerable amount of paint and allows fine lining for finishing.

Both brushes glide well, sit comfortably in the hand (amongst fingers); hold excellent quantities of paint that flows freely as you want it to.