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

"Splendiferous" (New Zealand Tui)

PASTEL (600x1100mm)
Original SOL

Open Edition Giclee Prints 
and Fine Art Cards 

Tuis are undeniably one of our most stunning New Zealand native birds, they are always a joy to hear singing their hearts out when you come across them. I have lived at Rarangi for over 10 years now and for the very first time they have started visiting, after planting some trees that attract tui and bellbird.

Artwork is from my own reference photographs, taken at Zealandia Eco Sanctuary, Wellington.  

Currently being exhibited at Eden Gallery, Rapaura

New Zealand Tui Painting Pastel

I thoroughly enjoyed with on this artwork, and am really pleased with how this painting turned out, and love the large scale presence!

Closeup of the artwork, working with primarily soft pastels, with pastel pencil for detailing around the central bird in focus

The background is a mix of acrylic and pastel, using coppers and golds 

Framed photo to come...

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