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Pale Headed Rosella Parrot Bird oil painting pet portrait WORK IN PROGRESS


WORK IN PROGRESS
(larger than actual)
Gabby is shown here in progress as part of the painting including Sophie, shown below.  For this painting I am referring to numerous photos and reference material to study these gorgeous Rosellas.  The challenging part about this portrait is that there really isn't a precise photo from which I can copy; rather the entire painting including the birds and Eucalyptus tree, are all composites to varying degrees.  It's a slower process of course, but I am confident that it will be gorgeous upon completion.

Next phase in progress will feature some of the Eucalyptus tree.  I did a significant amount of research on Rosellas and their habitat as well as their food preferences, then deliberated about which specific variety of Eucalyptus I'd use and if it would be flowering or fruiting, whether the tree would be partially stripped of bark as is their habit to do.  Next post will show Eucalyptus Tereticornis.

2 comments:

Carol F. said...

Gabby and Sophie are very pleased, but now Tiger Lily, Lucy, and Samantha are jealous and will need to have their portraits painted, as well.

JEANNE ILLENYE said...

Thank you SO much, Carol...and Gabby and Sophie! Just tell Tiger Lily, Lucy and Samantha that they'll be in the spotlight too, so they'd better get their sunglasses ready! :o) Jeanne

taste testing, meeting Teddy, sitting pretty

taste testing, meeting Teddy, sitting pretty

...and one of my beautiful boys

...and one of my beautiful boys

and here are my big boys

and here are my big boys

...and our other big boy

...and our other big boy

my constant companion in the garden whom we lost to cancer this past spring

my constant companion in the garden whom we lost to cancer this past spring