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

"New Zealand Tui"

Scratchboard & Ink (8x10in)

The New Zealand Tui is one of my most favourite songbirds.
The Tui's dawn chorus along with the Bellbird is an incredible thing to experience!
The tui's feathers are such iridescent in colouring, I used Daler-Rowney FW inks and glazed with a
shimmer blue to create a little shine off the feathers.

I made a little video including their birdsong, showing the final board varnished, click here
(birdsong from DoC website)

Open Edition Giclee Prints now available, 250x200mm ($50) & 300x240mm ($65)

New Zealand Tui Painting by wiildlife artist Karen Neal

Framed with Larsen Juhl double moulding, love the inner frame setting it off in a natural wood

New Zealand Fantail Oil Painting by wildlife artist Karen Neal

Pictured here with Carol & Bob Herbert of Blenheim, who bought the painting

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