Sunbird & Flowers, Cape Town.
The strong colours and striking geometric patterns of the Bird of Paradise plant and flowers where this Southern Double-collared Sunbird flitted while feeding was an absorbing subject to paint. Getting a decent shot of this fast-moving bird in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Town was also quite a challenge as they suck the nectar from flowers while hovering on the wing and just don't seem to keep still.
This oil painting is embellished with gold and silver acrylic in the background.
Painted using alla prima technique.
The 100% pure cotton stretched canvas has been gesso primed and the painting lightly varnished with Winsor & Newton Picture Varnish.
The sides are painted a soft yellow and the work can be hung unframed. Picture hanging fittings are in place.
Size;"20 x 16" 40.5 cm x 51 cm
Painted using Winsor & Newton, and Pebeo professional Oil Paints.
Certificate of Authenticity signed by myself accompanies each original.
All my work and designs are fresh and genuinely original. All paintings are clearly dated and signed on the front bottom right corner.
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W 51.00 cm x H 40.80 cm
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About the Artist
Apart from an Art 'A' level, I am self-taught. The pleasure I derive and the passion I feel hopefully come across in these diverse subject matters and vibrant colours. Growing up in a small village in Cambridgeshire I spent long days walking and cycling out in the fields and lanes. I graduated...