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Living close to the bay, I often come across Pelicans when I am out and about enjoying our bayside parks. Everyday they welcome visitors and residents disembarking from the ferry at Dunwich on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).
My representation of 'Phoebe Pelican' isn't your typical realistic painting - she is full of contrasting colours and has curly swirls of lines instead of fluffy feathers. The background isn't the usual blue, it is a 'grassy' river of water. Her 'white' feathers are a combination of pastel blue and pink, olive green, sky blue, dusty pink, bright orange, lime green and white. Phoebe's 'black' feathers contain electric blue, hot pink, copper, bronze, blue/black and light blue. Her funky bill is the most abstract area of this large bird - lots of purples, pink, yellow and gold with highlights of pastel yellow.
PS. Please take the time to look at the close-up images - this will really show you how much detail and colour is in the artwork.
Did you know... The pelican in Finding Nemo is a lie?
Remember Nigel from the Disney Pixar movie Finding Nemo? Well, even though the movie is set in Sydney waters, Nigel is a brown pelican, a North American bird.
The Australian pelican is almost entirely white, with just a bit of colour on the end of their wings, while brown pelicans feature a brown, red and grey mixture of colours across their body.
There’s also very little chance an Aussie pelican would have had mercy on a delicious fish in their mouth.(https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2019/05/7-things-you-definitely-didnt-know-about-aussie-pelicans/)
- 101.7cm x 101.7cm (3.5cm deep)
- Acrylic on artist-grade canvas.
- Semi-gloss varnish.
- Ships ready to hang on your wall with painted sides and wired backing.
- No framing necessary.
BTW: This artwork is a one-off original by me! It was created with love and lots of energy for the wonderful person who wants this vibrant artwork for a special room in their home or office.
ABOUT THE PAINTINGS QUALITY:
The canvas is artist-grade gallery cotton with the following:
• Canvas Weight 380gsm - 100% Cotton Canvas
• 3 coats of Titanium White Acrylic Primed Gesso
• New Zealand Pine Kiln Dried Stretcher Bars 35mm deep
• Gallery stretched for painting on the canvas edge
• Double stapled on the back of the stretcher
The paint I use is also artist quality and the artwork is protected with 2 coats of Liquitex Semi-Gloss Varnish.
ONE LAST THING:
The placement of the painting in the interior image may not be 100% to scale, but it does look amazing doesn’t it!
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