ORIGINAL ART – ‘Brandi’, Broad-tailed Gecko

$680.00

‘BRANDI’
2020

Ink and watercolour
Art size: 570mm x 380mm
by Shannon Dwyer

‘Brandi’ was created using a traditional nib and ink, along with professional-standard watercolour and acrylic paints on 425gsm 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. This original artwork includes the ‘Shannon Dwyer Original’ embossment and hand-penned signature validating it as an original artwork of Shannon Dwyer.

*Artwork price includes postage, signed artwork and Certificate of Authenticity*

 

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE SEPTEMBER 26th 2020 at 9am.

Description

‘BRANDI’
2020

Ink and watercolour
Art size: 570mm x 380mm
by Shannon Dwyer

‘Brandi’ was created using a traditional nib and ink, along with professional-standard watercolour, acrylic paints and gold ink highlighting on 425gsm 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. This original artwork includes the ‘Shannon Dwyer Original’ embossment and hand-penned signature validating it as an original artwork of Shannon Dwyer.

Shannon loves painting reptiles. The scales! The texture! The prehistoric amazingness! She cannot get enough of them, getting completely lost in pattern-heaven! Nothing says fun like claws, pointed scales and dragonesque-like features!

Broad-tailed Geckos are largely restricted to the Sydney Basin area of NSW, from Nowra to the southern edge of the Hunter Valley, although some species have been spotted as far north as Cape York Peninsula. They have scales all over their bodies, which are pointed, giving them a rocky appearance blending them perfectly into the rocks. Sandstone outcrops are the favourite habitat, but it has adapted so well to human structures that you’re likely to find it nestled between bricks, in sheds and other deep cracks and crevices. When threatened, the Broad-tailed Geckos draw themselves up high, open their mouths wide and wave their tail over their body. They will lunge towards their threat while emitting a loud, raspy noise that can be quite startling. This clever gecko is a master of disguise. Its distinctive tail, that earns these geckos their name, is not only used as a decoy to confuse predators, it is also used to store fat. A smooth tail is a sign that it has been lost and regrown. They emerge at night to feed, then rest motionless, usually head down and almost invisible, waiting to ambush passing prey. Broad-tailed Geckos eat spiders, moths, beetles, cockroaches, flies, centipedes, millipedes and soft-bodied worms; they also eat smaller geckos. They are a protected species, not often seen. Like most Australian species, they are killed by cats, but are not regarded as threatened with extinction. Conservation status:  Protected, Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW).

*Artwork price includes postage, signed artwork and Certificate of Authenticity*

 

Framing tips and suggestions:
This piece is best ‘float-mounted’ and framed behind glass.
‘Float-mounting’ allows the paper to have a bit of ‘freedom’ which watercolour paper often needs as its rarely perfectly ‘flat’. By ‘mounting’ the artwork, it showcases the ruffled edges of the watercolour paper and subtle wave of the paper to enhance the the fact that its an original artwork with delicious imperfections.

Additional information

Dimensions 57 × 38 cm

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