Red Tailed Black Cockatoo and Tree Waratah-0

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo and Tree Waratah

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo and Tree Waratah ~ Natural History Painting ~ Watercolour 52x71cm / 20.5x28in ~ SOLD

‘Red Tailed Black Cockatoo and Tree Waratah’ has been a wonderful commission project to work on, highlighting the beauty of two of my favourite Australian natural history subjects. The rich colours and the velvet smooth relationship between the two makes my heart sing. The complexity and detail mesmerising to me to jump in and tackle… of course!

The Tree Waratah, or Alloxylon flammeum, also known commonly as the Queensland tree waratah or red silky oak, is a medium-sized tree of the family Proteaceae found in the Queensland tropical rain forests of northeastern Australia. It has shiny green elliptical leaves up to 18 cm (7.2 in) long, and prominent orange-red inflorescences that appear from August to October, followed by rectangular woody seed pods that ripen in February and March (wiki)

Of course we all know and love the Black Cockatoo, the red tails making such wonderful painting subjects.

You can follow more of this painting coming to life on my Facebook Page, or take a look at the blog article on its development over the weeks. This will help you see and understand more about how it came together and the inspirations behind this watercolour painting.

I am thrilled to send this painting off to its new owners, another perfect home where I know without a doubt, my work will be honoured and treasured!

 

 


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