Kookaburras are beautiful Australian birds with an amazing, loud, laughing call at dusk and dawn. To hear one is surely an extraordinary experience. We have many that frequent our garden and every new encounter never ceases to delight. In the hinterlands of Australia they are known as the “bushman’s clock”.

Kookaburra Connection

Along the road in the forest deep,
Where the trees are bare, in snow, they sleep.
A flurry of wings gliding on air,
Cuts through the quiet, and you know they are there.
High on a branch under winter skies,
The Kookaburras connect, it is in their eyes.
Mates for life they will now remain,
Togetherness is theirs to claim.

Linda Callaghan

I thoroughly enjoyed painting my version of these special laughing birds for an exhibition along with other artists in the Blue Mountains.

Large Acrylic painting on deep sided canvas, dimensions: 40″ × 30″ (101cm x 76cm)

Best Viewed Large.



Welcome! I paint and sell a diverse range of artworks direct from my Studio Gallery in the Blue Mountains of Australia. My portfolio consists of inspirational watercolours, realism and abstract. Website or connect with me at my Facebook Page LindArt
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  • Karen  Hull
    Karen Hullalmost 4 years ago

    This is just magical Linda – such wonderful lighting and colours. Kookaburras almost always seem to be painted with greens and in amongst the gum trees, and it is so lovely to see a different interpretation!!! :)

  • Thank you so much Karen…it took a lot of thought to see this image in my mind and transform it on to canvas..I am very happy with it. You are not the first one to say that they thought I was going to paint them in gum trees amongst the leaves… lol ..appreciate your support :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 4 years ago

    Love this Linda!! really magical!

  • thank you so much Leslie! glad you like it …

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonalmost 4 years ago

    I just keeping looking at it!! The soft ,beautiful snowy background and the brigjht, crisply painted birds are perfect!! Good luck in the exhibition – it’s a winner!!

  • big smile :) …thank you Leslie was hoping to draw the viewer’s eye in so looks like it is working..appreciated!!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosalmost 4 years ago

    your artwork is always stunning Linda….gorgeous….. :)

  • thank you so much Pam nice of you to say so :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Corinne Pouzet
    Corinne Pouzetalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Linda. By the way, I didn’t know they were called ’bushman’s clock’….thank you for the info !

  • thank you Corinne! it is due to their early laughing call in the mornings and at dusk. :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful Linda and a fave .
    Where have you been hiding yourself ?loo x

  • Hi Irene…thank you so much…been keeping busy with all sorts of things…hope you are well xx

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Vitta
    Vittaalmost 4 years ago

    Magnificent work!!!

  • thank you so much Vitta!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Taniakay
    Taniakayalmost 4 years ago

    love it Linda :0)

  • thank you so very much Tania :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • tracyleephoto
    tracyleephotoalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely, well done. T x

  • thank so much my dear daughter ….glad you like it..good title? xxxx

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Linda! A fave!::))

  • thank you so very much appreciated :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

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