Way back when I picked out my frames for the work I put up in Sketch and Tulip, I also managed to get my grubby mitts on a set of three extra blank frames of the same type, that I could fill later at my leisure. Well my little Tanager and Orchid pieces got me on a bit of a roll, and the next obvious course to take was to combine the two together.
This is the first piece completed. I wanted an off-white background, so used the tea stain method I usually use with the handmade Khadi paper, only this time on Stonehenge hot press printing paper. Its given it a lovely soft tan colour which complements really well with the pink tones in the orchids.
Blue-winged Mountain Tanager – Anisognathus somptuosus (Above). This little bird is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
Western Tanager – Piranga ludoviciana (Above). This little one can be found in coniferous woods across western North America from the Mexico-U.S. border as far north as southern Alaska – They are the northernmost-breeding tanager. However, they also migrate, wintering from central Mexico to Costa Rica.
Heres a pic of it all framed up. I have one more on the go awaiting the top feather detailing and linework, and as yet one more frame awaiting the right inspiration – Though most likely another on this theme. So loving how they are turning out!
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Posted in Available work, Birds, Exhibition work, Framed, Friday brightness, Illustration, Orchids, Paintings for Sketch and Tulip, Paper works, Photography on September 21, 2012|
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I’ve just finished framing a few of my paintings to go up on the walls in Sketch and Tulip this week. And I’ve got to say, I’m really pleased with how they’ve turned out!
Malevolentia – Gouache and ink on 245gsm Stonehenge printing paper, 250x250mm AU$240.00 (Framed) Note: Available from Sketch and Tulip
Veneficus – Gouache and ink on 245gsm Stonehenge printing paper, 250x250mm AU$240.00 (Framed) Note: Available from Sketch and Tulip, North Melbourne
Step up – Gouache, ink and resin on 245gsm Stonehenge printing paper, 250x250mm AU$240.00 (Framed) Note: Available from Sketch and Tulip
Originally I was planning on putting them in larger frames with more space around the edges. But I ended up doing a rethink as Sketch and Tulip sell the artwork they display on a cash and carry basis. So I decided smaller, more portable box frames might be the way to go. Cant wait to go in and check them out when they’re up!
Note : These works are for sale framed, directly from Sketch and Tulip in North Melbourne. Please contact Huda Sleiman in regards to the purchase of paintings. Prices are in AU Dollars.
Sketch & Tulip
364 Victoria Street, North Melbourne
(03) 9329 9665
Tues & Wed 7am–4pm
Thurs to Fri 7am–late
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