Honkey Nut Heaven- Red-capped Parrots on a Pink Flowering Marri

Red-capped Parrots small _D8H6245

THE QUIET PARROTS OF THE WEST

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.

Red capped parrot detail 1Detail in the painting

This is a watercolour painting on 300gsm Arches Hot Pressed (smooth) Paper. The original image measures 56cm x 42cm wide and is currently unframed.

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

Unframed price $2250

 

 

 

 

The Princess is Preening: Princess Parrots on Marble Gum

 

Princess Parrot Preening small _D8H5485I 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 and is currently unframed.

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

Framed price $4650

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.

A$450.00

 

 

 

OUT AND ABOUT: Eastern Rosellas on Yellow Gum

 

eastern Rosella small _D8H5272Eastern 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 the artist at this stage.

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.

A$450.00

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.

A$35.00

Rosella cards