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.