Karijini Paintings

i am just doing the last touches on my sketchbook, which was inspired by last year's trip up north to karijini. i need to send it off to brooklyn at the end of the week and will share some pictures then. here a quick glimpse…

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and while i have been finishing it, i felt inspired to do a couple of paintings similar to the sketchbook pages. the first one deals with my strange fascination for the BIG monitor lizards up there. ever since i saw my first one many years ago i have felt drawn to sketch or paint them…

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the next one is of the magical 'fern pool'…

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and the last one – which i'm not totally happy with yet – is a sunset over the soft ochre hills of the pilbara…

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for now they are all three sitting on my shelf, so i can cast a critical eye on them…

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and while i was working on the sketchbook yesterday i had some unexpected visitors: a family of very noisy white-tailed black cockatoos…

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at first they were just sitting in the big tree in front of the veranda. but then one of them came down to the birdbath…

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and then another one…

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and one more…

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until there were four…

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i managed to very slowly get to within 4m/12feet of them. they were so beautiful! and took their time to drink before they flew off with their funny screeching call.

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One thought on “Karijini Paintings

  1. How exciting that your sketchbook is about to make its way here to Brooklyn. Your paintings have such a soft dreamy quality to them that I love. The parrots are amazing, so exotic! What a treat!

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