Greta Laundy
Greta Laundy

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Polychromos and Luminance colour pencil on acid free Bristol vellum paper


The Paradise Parrot was the inspiration behind this work. This beautiful parrot became extinct in the 1920s after extensive land clearing and the destruction of it's favoured nesting ground, the termite mound (used to make tennis courts in the 1900s). My focus increasingly centres on environmental concerns, with birds as emblematic of the fragility of the environment. In this drawing I have used traditional portrait painting devices to create a sense of the 'spotlight' on the parrot, highlighting it's luminosity. This work functions as a memento of loss for a species we will never see again.

This artwork took over 25 hours to create with many layers of colour laid down. This luminous drawing has been meticulously created using archival light fast Faber Castell Polychromos and Caran d'Arche Luminance colour pencils on acid free Bristol vellum paper. These materials are all of the highest artist quality, ensuring your investment will last a lifetime.

While pricing includes framing, please allow an extra two weeks for this customised service. Pricing includes framing under 97% UV protection Museum grade glass which greatly minimises reflections and glare, thereby enhancing the artwork. This work will be simply framed with a white mat and moulding (add an extra 10 cm for width and height each way to the dimensions, to accomodate framing) which suits most interiors. If you would prefer something different, please consult with Bluethumb. All work is professionally packaged to ensure it reaches you in pristine condition.

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