Posted on November 21, 2019
Eastern Rosellas have been a favourite bird from as long ago as my earliest years living in Central Victoria. I remember drawing a picture of them while at Primary School as an assignment or project for the Gould League of Bird Lovers. Dunolly Primary School and nearby bushland was covered in Yellow Gums- the cream flowering versions. It’s taken a bit under 60 years to repeat the effort but this time using watercolours. The background, while simple, is actually based on a view near Bright in NE Victoria.
This is a watercolour painting on 300gsm Arches Hot Pressed (smooth) Paper. The original image measures 65cm x 50cm wide and is currently unframed.
The Original can be obtained from Boranup Gallery
Framed price $3950
EASTERN ROSELLA 06 Limited Edition Print of Eastern Rosellas on Yellow Gum
This is a Limited Edition Print reproduced commercially on heavy weight (300gsm) Canson Fine Art Paper. The image size is approximately 90% that of the original painting. The original is currently with the repro-photographer but the dimensions of the print image will be around 65cm x 48cm. Prints will be delivered via Australia Post (or your expressed alternative) within a 90mm diameter mailing tube. Postage and Packaging in Australia is included in the price. Overseas purchasers will need to make email contact to discuss one-off packaging and payment arrangement.
Greeting Card Pack of 6 Rosellas
2 each of 5″x7″ Cards of the Eastern, Western, and Northern Rosellas. Normal price is $6.95 each – in this pack less than $6.00 each- just $35 for the pack Postage anywhere in Australia is included in the price.
Posted on September 6, 2019
I have a great love for these gentle little rosellas of Western Australia. We have 4 or 5 come to our garden fairly frequently and for us that is a bonus of living here in Margaret River.
I previously painted this species a few times before based upon the colours of the sub-species found in the SW corner of WA. I think this painting features some of the finest line/brush work I have so far undertaken: I certainly took my time with it.
(For those interested in the sub-species variations, this painting is based upon the inland birds or Platycercus icterotis xanthogenys as best as I could as there is very little reference material available to be conclusive in some aspects. The key difference with the more southern birds is found in the red margins on the upper back feathers. (The SW sub-species has more green margins.)
This is a watercolour painting on 300gsm Arches Hot Pressed (smooth) Paper. The original image measures 46cm x 37cm wide.
The Original was sold through Boranup Gallery. (It was displayed for just one week)
A4N75 WESTERN ROSELLAS ON Eucalyptus erythronema (Lindsay Gum)
This is an A4 Giclee print with a 5mm white border on all sides for mounting purposes. Printed on 300gsm Moab Somerset Bright Rag. We deliver the print in an Australia Post approved mailing tube. Postage and delivery costs are included in the price.