Wildlife paintings, portraits & pet portraits by New Zealand Artist Karen Neal

"Hihi Study"

(New Zealand Stitchbird)

Scratchboard (artwork 8x8in, framed size 30x30cm)
Original Available

A simple study of the beautiful male New Zealand Stitchbird. I loved the quirky pose of this little beautiful bird, and decided to leave it in monochrome, in real life he has black/white/yellow plumage and has a white ear tuft.

The reference photo was taken at Zealandia Eco Park, such a beautiful place to visit if you are in the region. You often see tuis and bellbirds up very close on the honey feeders. This is where I manage to get a lot of my closeup reference photography.

Currently being exhibited at the "Jewels of Zealandia" exhibition, Wellington, until November 28th 2020

New Zealand Hihi Stitchbird

Framed in a beautiful dark wooden moulding, with a black inner frame to set the artwork off further

Hihi Stitchbird artwork framed

 

Just after hanging the artworks at the "Jewels of Zealandia" exhibition

Karen Rankin Artist at Zealandia Exhibition


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