King of the Daintree by Dianne  Ilka
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30cm x 40cm acrylic (Matisse Structure) on canvas

This is my translation of Cassowary by Anne-Marie Bokslag for SoJie 12

I have always loved these huge birds and I am so happy to been been given the opportunity to paint Anne-Marie’s amazing photo.

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Featured in “Brisbane visual arts” 25 July

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  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 3 years ago

    GORGEOUS! What else can I say?

  • Thankyou so much Cindy! I really appreciate it.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • ArtPearl
    ArtPearlover 3 years ago

    Yo did so well with this bird, it looks very alive!

  • Thanks! I am happy that he looks real enough but still looks like a painting. I don’t think I could do photo realism if I tried! He has become my “buddy” staring at me from on the wall.

    – Dianne Ilka

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    Dianne, the magnificent EYE and beak, it’s absolutely captivating colors – you captured everything in your beautiful painting. The bird looks like it could come off the page. I love the colors around its throat, then going up the back of its head. Beautifully painted. Congratulations on your grand accomplishment for the workshop and now on to SoJie 12 in August!

  • Thankyou so much Frannie! I am really glad that I persisted with this one. You can actually feel the ripples all the way up his neck. Really glad i used the impasto. Think I might have to do some more acrylic work soon. This was fun! Thankyou so much for giving me the opportunity to take part in this fantastic workshop!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    wow fantastic work

  • Thankyou so much Maggie!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • AsEyeSee
    AsEyeSeeover 3 years ago

    Dianne, this is incredible! It really turned out well. Great work.

  • Thankyou! I’m really happy with how he turned out

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™over 3 years ago

    Congratulations on this wonderful painting Dianne, and very best wishes for SoJie 12!

  • Thankyou so much Chris!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 3 years ago

    No wonder he is so three dimensional, although I do believe that is also from your perfect drawing of him after the photograph (It’s rare to see such a perfect perspective drawing of a creature), and your gradation of the paint density and color.

  • You are way too kind Frannie!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago


    JULY 16th, 2011
    ► See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges
    Mary

  • Thankyou so much Mary!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Kathie Nichols
    Kathie Nicholsover 3 years ago

    Just Fabulous Dianne, the colours are so beautiful. Love the textures and the way you have painted the lights….bravo!!!

  • Thanks kathie! It’s the first time I had used impasto but definitely won’t be the last!

    – Dianne Ilka

  • Sue Nichol
    Sue Nicholover 3 years ago

    It is really good, love the expression.

  • Thankyou so much sue!

    – Dianne Ilka

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