Reflections in the Afternoon

Bronzewing Pigeons resting in the early afternoon

Watercolour painting on Arches 300GSM Hot Press Paper.

Our property consists of natural vegetation including Marri and Jarrah trees with a planted garden designed to attract birds. There are locations in the garden where Bronzewings tend to gather including a resting area underneath Allocasuarinas and tall shrubs. And it is this location that I have tried to portray in this painting of the male and female Common Bronzewings (Phaps chalcoptera). These birds are common around the urban area of Margaret River and surrounding bushland.

This was a three week project beginning with drawings, composition sketches and final painting.

The unframed original is now available directly from the Artist.

Dimensions 71cm wide and 51cm high

Price Framed $4250

 

LIMITED EDITION PRINT: reflections in the Afternoon: Common Bronzewings

This is a Limited Edition Print reproduced on the finest quality heavy weight (300gsm) Hahnemule Fine Art Paper. The image size is approximately 90% that of the original painting. The original will soon be with the repro-photographer but the dimensions will be around 655mm x 478mm. 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.

A$450.00

Flame in the Snow: PAIR OF FLAME ROBINS ON A SNOW GUM

 

Flame Robins on the Snow Gum small _D8H6073We visited the Mount Buffalo and Falls Creek areas last September and were delighted to see so many Flame Robins. They seemed to find food in the snow which I guess could have been insects of some kind. One of the particular aims of the visit was to see the Snow Gums (Eucalyptus pauciflora) which are truly one of the worlds most amazing trees. The branches have colourful longitudinal stripes like broad pin-stripes of pale yellows and grey/blue bark and the occasional green or red bark. The background view is from the Mt Buffalo area.

This is a watercolour painting on 300gsm Arches Hot Pressed (smooth) Paper. The original image measures approx. 35cm x 45cm high.

The Original can be obtained from the artist at this stage.

Framed price $1495.

Email enquiries (only) are welcome at any stage: spikercs@gmail.com.

 

Detail from the painting:

Flame Robins on the Snow Gum SMALL DETAIL _D8H6077

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Commissions for Australian Native Bird Art

Scarlet chested Parrots final 2 MR Watercolour (8)Visiting Aspects Gallery of Kings Park, Perth, as the resident artist for a few days in September had some unexpected spin-offs. While I met lots of new people and a few long term (but unknown) collectors of my paintings, I received a request for commission paintings. This commission including three paintings of Australian magpie and the cute WA legend- the Quokka.

Within a month of returning home I received yet another request and this time for three paintings of Australian parrots. The couple in this instance had fond memories of the smaller parrots from childhood as so took the opportunity to decorate their home in WA with paintings of the Western Rosellas and Scarlet-chested Parrots with two more paintings to come of Turquoise Parrots and Bourke’s Parrot.  Producing Australian Native Bird Art is a lot of fun and its very satisfying to meet other people who love these birds.

You can see the images of the Scarlet Chested Parrot and Western Rosella paintings here:

https://spikerphotos.com/2017/11/20/scarlet-chested-parrots-on-a-marbled-gum/

and

https://spikerphotos.com/2016/03/14/a-glorious-day-pair-of-western-rosellas/

So if you are interested in obtaining your very own original through a commission feel free to make contact with me via email at: spikercs@gmail.com