Fruit bat dreaming by Derek Trayner

40 × 50 cm Acrylic on canvas. This work comes from the sites I have seen whilst in the Australian out back. Sitting round a camp fire one evening the fruit bats came close. At that momment out came my pad. When I started this painting the image to me had to be done in dot work even the wings on the fruit bat requird dot work. To me it worked in a supriseing way. Saying that I am open to all comments good or bad.

I love dot art, Hope you like my work,any comments would be good thankyou

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  • Wendy J. St. Christopher
    Wendy J. St. C...over 7 years ago

    A great piece of work! I love the mosaic look of the background, and … fruit bats; what a concept!

  • Rusty  Gladdish
    Rusty Gladdishover 7 years ago

    I really do love that background Derek. It’s mesmerising and the bats are incredible!

  • Thyme4Art
    Thyme4Artover 7 years ago

    Wow, you have incredible talent. You have pushed the boundaries of the traditional aboriginal dot paintings into something unique and different, whilst staying true to your culture. Well done!

  • Roboftheland
    Robofthelandover 7 years ago

    wonderful megachiroptera work

  • Albert1000
    Albert1000over 7 years ago

    Oh, this is interesting.

  • eoen
    eoenover 7 years ago

    Your bat is excellent. I love the translucent feel of the wings, which you can see in real life, but rarely see represented in paint. The color is spot on for fruit bats.

    I love the background.

  • Derek Trayner
    Derek Traynerover 7 years ago

    I thank you all for your comments. derek

  • lmcp 27
    lmcp 27over 7 years ago

    Wow Derek, this is really beautiful! I would love to try painting something like this, but I image it takes a vision and lots of patience :) I like the light beam that you have incorporated through the middle of the painting…makes it unusual!

  • Peta Hurley-Hill
    Peta Hurley-Hillabout 7 years ago

    beautiful work

  • queenofcups
    queenofcupsover 4 years ago

    Wonderful wonderful capture!… would you please consider entering this into The Wonder of Wings Challenge on Bats… thankyou jacqui co-host :)

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