Sally Browne
Sally Browne

Sydney, Australia

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Medium

Gouache on Arches Watercolour Paper 650gsm, deckled edges all sides. Framed.

Description

This painting is a culmination of all my work to date on a grand scale, featuring all the beautiful things that make me 'tick' such as Cockatoos carefully composed in an exotic Aussie botanical scene of ferns, palms and my favourite brown Cymbidium Orchids. I know they're not native to Australia, but they are sooooo beautiful and I see them growing in front gardens around my neighbourhood especially at this time of the year, so I had to include them as a feature.

For my recent works on paper, I have been exploring the use of a background created with a varied watercolour wash. The ochre tones of this one give the work an antique paper vibe which adds a further depth and interest to the work. This is the most substantial painting I have attempted to date, one I have been brewing in my mind for a number of years, and I'm really excited about completing it. It would make an amazing big impact on your feature wall. I have included a photo of me working on it so you can get a good idea of the scale.

Framed dimensions are approximately 162cm x 112cm x 4cm.

TAGS

#large painting, #big painting, #bird, #cockatoo, #flora and fauna, #watercolour, #chinoiserie, #oriental, #orchids, #flowers, #palms, #botanical, #botanical painting, #wash, #earth colours, #earth tones, #desert colours, #outback, #Australia, #Indigo, #black birds, #cymbidium orchids, #australian plants, #bush, #australian bush, #giant painting, #flowers, #plants, #fantasy, #whimsical, #native, #exotic, #tropical, #frangipani, #palms, #ferns, #pair of birds
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