ORIGINAL ART – ‘Royals’, King Parrots

$980.00

‘ROYALS’

2020
Ink and watercolour
570mm x 760mm
by Shannon Dwyer

‘Royals’ was created using a traditional nib dip pen and ink, along with professional-grade watercolours executed on 300gsm 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. This original artwork includes the ‘Shannon Dwyer Originalembossment and hand-penned signature validating it as an original artwork of Shannon Dwyer.

 

*Artwork price includes signed artwork, a Certificate of Authenticity and delivery within Australia*

Description

‘ROYALS’

2020
Ink and watercolour
570mm x 760mm
by Shannon Dwyer

‘Royals’ was created using a traditional nib dip pen and ink, along with professional-grade watercolours executed on 300gsm 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. This original artwork includes the ‘Shannon Dwyer Originalembossment and hand-penned signature validating it as an original artwork of Shannon Dwyer.

This cute couple are a mated pair of King Parrots, inspired by the two that visit Shannon’s sister’s house to feed on their Grevillea. They are ALWAYS together and are a seriously striking couple! These parrots have a less cheeky side and more of a ‘bashful, I’m too beautiful to be funny’ kinda-thing going on which Shannon has captured in this piece.

The King-Parrot is endemic to eastern Australia ranging from QLD to VIC. Normally encountered in pairs or family groups, they favour the humid and heavily forested upland regions of eucalyptus that are directly adjacent to subtropical and temperate rainforest, in which they mostly forage for seeds and fruit. The flash of red and green feathers, however are seldom seen flying above the tree tops, as it prefers to fly below tree level, weaving in and out through the tree trunks instead. King-Parrots mate for life, courtship beginning with regular feeding of the female by the male (best way to court any lady, really). Once mated they maintain continuous contact with each other by a shrill whistle repeated by both birds. They are gentle in nature and relatively quiet birds (other than the occasional sentinel call), very different from other parrot species that tend to be noisier, more destructive and aggressive. Thankfully, they have been successful in colonising urban habitats/farmlands by utilising manmade feed sources and being regular visitors to parks/gardens. Their conservation status is: Least Concern.

*Artwork price includes signed artwork, a Certificate of Authenticity and delivery within Australia*

 

 

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.

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Dimensions 76 × 52 cm

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