Monitoring the Future by Virginia McGowan

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Oil Painting of one of the Lace Monitor goannas that live around my house,the tree had the beginning of a strangler fig which eventually will complely stangle the gum tree host,I won’t be around then I am sure ,as it will probably be another 50 -100 years.
Art from the work place,because this gumtree and goanna is right outside my studio where I work
Painting is on canvas stretched and framed in box style 102 cm x 85
$ 2,000 .00


australia, ginnymac, goanna, gold coast, gumtree, lace monitor, oil, queensland, virginia mcgowan, wildlife

Artist/Painter for over 30 years,Photographer for almost 60.

Life has been and is all about art… . Most Paintings are for sale in original form ,paper, canvas, board, stretched or …I can frame for you and ship anywhere anytime .
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  • beasweet
    beasweetover 6 years ago

    Wow. Very nice painting. Great work!

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 6 years ago

    thanks Beatriz I have to rephoto it , oh time not large enough file! rather large painting 120 × 85 but it is really impassto oil paint took weeks to do.

  • kcranmer
    kcranmerover 6 years ago

    Gorgeous oil painting ginny!

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceover 6 years ago

    Excellent piece!

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 6 years ago

    You’ve portrayed incredible levels of detail here Virginia ! Excellent work !

  • thanks so much James the gum and the Monitor both live in the yard although hard to tell if it’s the same lizard I see as several pass through, the strangler is growing well,watched it from just a tiny bit of green.the roots have reached the groung now and starting to creep around the trunk. [I guess must be around 3 years to get where it is ]

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.almost 6 years ago

    splendid!! love your work!

  • thank you . love your pics too!

    – Virginia McGowan

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 5 years ago

    this is terrific ginny, one i havent seen before!

  • thanks Karin I moved him up poor fella got lost in the back row. :-)))!

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyalmost 5 years ago

    I’ve seen these guys face to face, and they are just amazing!
    This is such a beautiful piece of art ginnymac!

  • hi Tracy, thanks very much for the comments and favs…. we have a few live here, I try and take their pics all the time but they move so fast or hide behind bushes so not easy , the birds kick up a racket when they are around so easy to find them.they even climb onto the roof highset house too so almost 3 the peak.

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyalmost 5 years ago

    OMG!! That’s amazing! I was taking photos of one that I stumbled across a while back and was thinking the whole time how huge they are while remembering not to stand still for too long, didn’t want him to think I was a tree lol!! Sounds like they’re not afraid of heights!! ;)

  • oh I get worried too! I’ll look for a pic I have of one on the roof, and put a pic here on the side. It may take a while not sure if it’s on the computer or on a cd saved.

    – Virginia McGowan

  • well looked through all my dozens of CD saves in lizards and snakes can’t find the CD an not on the computer. hope I haven’t lost them I changed pc last November and things got muddled. I need them as well as someothers so … will get back again one day. did find a few pics I didn’t know I had !WOW SURPRIZE catch up sometime….

    – Virginia McGowan

  • Gene Walls
    Gene Wallsalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Gini! I love the detail and “aliveness”!

  • hi Gene sorry 2 years ago! thanks heaps…

    – Virginia McGowan

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