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Eastern yellow robin (Eopsaltria australis), 10 x 14 inches. Winsor and Newton watercolours on Arches smooth hot-pressed 100% cotton rag paper. Framed with a double mat and glass.

Eastern yellow robin (10 x 14 inches)

  • An eastern yellow robin perched on the gnarled trunk of an aged melaleuca (paperbark) tree. I took the reference photo for this painting at Eungella National Park on a week-long camping trip north up to Townsville in August 2015. In particular I loved the brilliant cadmium yellow of the robin's breast, against the peachy tint of the multi-layered bark, contrasting with the green moss and ferns - it had beautiful patterns and colours to explore! I think the bark became its own character in this painting! Please see the work-in-progress blog for this painting here:!Experimenting-with-style-and-texture-in-watercolours-Eastern-Yellow-Robin-WIP-17/c1kd2/570a06100cf2e0dbcac9a84f
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