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

"Where Art Thou"

(New Zealand Tui)

Scratchboard (14x18in) - Original Available

The New Zealand Tui is one of my most favourite songbirds.
The Tui's dawn chorus along with their native comrades the Bellbird, is an incredible thing to experience!

The tui reference photo was taken at Zealandia Eco Park, Karori, Wellington, 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 "Bringing Back the Birds" exhibition, Bowen House, Parliamentary Buildings until October 31st

Open Edition Giclee Prints available

New Zealand Tui artwork Karen Rankin Neal

"Where Art Thou"
A monochrome study of the New Zealand tui.
I wasn't sure if it would work initially as you think of tuis being such beautiful iridescent colours, but I rather like it! new zealand native tui bird Framed in a beautiful Larsen Juhl Majorca moulding, with a black inner frame to set the artwork off further
Work in progress of the tui scratchboard, mostly etched with scalpel blade & tattoo needles New Zealand Tui by wildlife artist Karen Neal

Closeup detailing of the scratchboard etching



At the opening at Bowen House, Parliamentary Buildings "Bringing Back the Birds" exhibition


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