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Juvenile variegated fairy-wrens card by Laura Grogan
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Black ink and WN watercolour on 300g smooth hot pressed Arches 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. Original 280×220mm.

This pair were constantly together, still freshly fledged and finding their wings. They flitted around the forest together, often coming to rest beside each other and preening. Here they were leaning together to sunbathe and preen. I saw them a couple of weeks later and they had much of their adult plumage, though patchily feathered… and still hanging together.

Detail

Work in progress:
Two layers of masking fluid were laid, glazing washes in between



When the masking fluid was removed, the wrens were detailed, starting with the eyes and face


Shadows were added to the birds, first as indistinct pale washes, then in detail



Once the wrens were largely done, washes and detail were added to the foreground leaves and branches





Tying the wrens to their environment, a final shadow wash was added, in similar tone to the background leaves on the top right

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juvenile, variegated, fairy wren, wren, bird, birds, wildlife, minyon falls, nightcap range np, national park, forest, preening, sunbathing, together

I’m passionate about ecology, wildlife epidemiology and environmental conservation. I hope that I can raise awareness about the conservation of biodiversity through my art and research (currently researching the devastating fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, which is threatening frogs worldwide). Help spread the word about conservation!

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Comments

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 2 years ago

    Adorable image, lovely work!

  • sure2010
    sure2010about 2 years ago
    lovely
  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 2 years ago

    BEAUTIES LIZ)

  • Chazagirl
    Chazagirlabout 2 years ago

    This is quit lovely! Very rich in detail. Stunning art!

  • polly470
    polly470about 2 years ago

    Outstanding!
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  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenabout 2 years ago

    ♥ LOVELY ♥

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 2 years ago

    Such incredible delicate work!! :)

  • Ingz
    Ingzabout 2 years ago

    so beautiful Laura xx

  • CarolM
    CarolMabout 2 years ago

    This is a very beautiful image Laura. Elegant. Love it.

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesabout 2 years ago

    This is amazing work!!

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