Posted on August 19, 2020
The Original is available as well as special signed prints. Scroll down for more details.
White-cheeked Honeyeaters are common birds within Kings Park Perth. And the E. erythrocorys and the other Eucalyptus mallees in the gardens are often good spots to find them feeding in the blossom
Often along the coastal sector of the South West of WA, where there is a small eucalypt in flower, there seem to be White-Cheeks; and probably a Red Wattle Bird as well. We also encountered them a little inland from Geraldton WA while living there for a year or so. Up there they seemed to like the thickets of hakea, wattle and grevilleas.
But the plant on which I have seen them most is the Illyarie planted either on roadsides or in parklands.
Dimensions of the painting are: 46cm x 57cm.
The original is available through Boranup Gallery.
Framed price $2950
A3SPL04 White-cheeked Honeyeaters on Eucalyptus erythrocorys Signed Print
This is an Giclee print with a 20mm white border on all sides for mounting purposes. Printed on an A3+ sheet of 300gsm Moab Somerset Bright Rag. The print is signed, Titled and without a number. We deliver the print in an Australia Post approved mailing tube. Postage and delivery costs are included in the price.
Posted on July 20, 2020
The Original Painting is available as well as two sizes of limited edition prints. Scroll down for more details.
We have several Galahs visiting our garden and surrounding open land. The antics they get up to when relating to one another is often humorous and appears to be playful. But they also squabble and peck at one another in order to protect their space on a branch or to be near a mate- or so it seems. While they are also known in WA as Pink and Greys, their colouring does vary with soft pinks through to deep or strong pink- particularly around the face- but not always. There is also often a dusky grey “wash” over the feathers on the abdomen. And even under the wings, there are some grey feathers tinged with pink.
This painting was designed to illustrate that fun behaviour of Galahs and while setting out the sketches it came to me that one bird was perched as if telling a story to the others. Thus the title of the painting.
Detail in the painting
Limited Edition Print The Storyteller Size A – 64cm wide x 47cm high
This print has been printed on Hahnemule 300GSM bright rag which measures 69cm x 53cm. This provides a white margin of about 25mm to all sides. Each print is numbered (n of 200) Titled and signed by the artist. The print only is provided – no framing or mount board. Postage and packaging is included in the price
Limited Edition Print- The Storyteller Size B – Image dimensions 51cm wide x 37cm high
This print has been printed on Moab Entrada 300gsm Bright Rag and the sheet size is A2. A white margin of at least 22mm is provided on all sides. Each print is numbered (n of 200), Titled and signed by the Artist. The print only is provided – no framing and no mount board. Postage and packaging is included in the price.
Posted on June 24, 2020
With colours to challenge a harlequin clown, the brilliant Red-capped Parrots are surprisingly not so easily found in a tree. In parts of the south-west corner of Western Australia, they are moderately common birds. Large flowering grevillea shrubs in gardens and Marri trees laden with the bell shaped fruit known locally as “Honkey Nuts are where they are most frequently observed feeding. The female is similar to the male but has duller colouration. Either bird can vary in size from 32cm to 39cm long- which is quite a remarkable difference in length. Red-capped Parrots are endemic to the South-west corner of Western Australia.
Detail in the painting
Posted on January 16, 2020
I remember that during our 11 + years in Alice Springs, whenever I got to travel west of Alice that I kept an eye out for Princess Parrots- I never got to see them in the wild. These beautiful birds with soft colour tones are a rarity for bird watchers mainly because they normally occur in the remote deserts of Western Australia (i.e. Great Victoria Desert, Gibson Desert and Great Sandy Desert).
It seems that their colours vary considerably in intensity from bird to bird.
This is a watercolour painting on 300gsm Arches Hot Pressed (smooth) Paper. The original image measures 70cm x 52cm wide.
Framed original available through Boranup Gallery.
Framed price $4250
Limited Edition Print: “The Princess is Preening”- Princess Parrots on Marbled 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 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.
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.