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

"Ngiru Ngiru"
(South Island Tomtit)

Pastel (60cm framed tondo)
Original SOLD

The South Island Tomtit is a special wee songbird, frequently seen in bush around the South Island, most often seen flitting about remote forest areas. I've only had the privilege of seeing them a small number of times, mostly in Stewart Island and Ulva Island.

The reference photo was taken by Glenda Rees, with kind permission. I very much enjoy following Glenda's photography online.

Open Edition Giclee Prints available

new zealand tomtit bird art

Soft pastels, pan pastels and pastel pencils were used for this artwork, a perfect medium for these colourings to achieve the softness

tomtit pastel artwork framed

Framed in a high lacquered white frame, with white matboard. I love that these round tondo frames are a little point of difference for pastel artworks

tomtit pastel painting

Closeup of the pastel artwork

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