Currently working on the costume of the Painted Button-quail. Beautiful patterns and colours of this largely ground-dwelling bird found in the woodlands of Central Victoria.
This watercolour which I’m currently working on is my largest work for a while (405mm x 265mm). My inspiration was the markings of local woodland birds that I’ve seen on recent bushwalks, painted on vintage dolls. The species represented here are Jacky Winter, Yellow-rumped Thornbill, Flame Robin, Brown Treecreeper, Striated Pardalote although I am yet to spot a Painted Button-quail (foreground).
PAM HALLANDAL Exhibition of Melbourne artist ‘Pam Hallandal watching’. Inspiring monumental drawings of charcoal, pastel and ink. Her use of space is really interesting, capturing moments of daily life from an outsider’s perspective. EUGENE VON GUERARD (1811-1901) Artist and lithographer ‘Southern End of Tasman’s Island’ 1866-67 Colour lithograph. […]