Rainforest - Riflebird fantasy

This painting was begun after a trip to the Bunya Mountains, and lay unfinished for years until I decided it needed a bird to liven it up.  As a child, I pored over my father's copy of Neville Cayley's What Bird is that? My favourite image was the riflebird, and I drew and painted it many times. Here I use gold paint, crushed opal and rich coloured embroidery thread to celebrate the magic that bird gave me in my childhood.




 gouache, embroidery thread, crushed opal glitter

unframed size: 

 810  mm h x  540 mm w


Frame: black  mount: black

 finished size:

 1020 mm h x 750 mm w 


AUD 700


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