Working on the fauna

June 11, 2022

Working on the fauna

The Kawakawa, mountain flax (wharariki) and cabbage tree (tī kōuka) are progressing steadily. Its been challenging entwining the kawakawa and wharariki together within the shadowing. More detail aspects seem to make themselves known and need to be included. The lineal texture on the wharariki fronds, the tiny veins on the kawakawa and making sure the kawakawa looper holes make sense. Thinking of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” book here… 🙂
Also it is quite amazing to note the broad range of greens, blues and yellows needed to shape the fauna. The many layers of paint are giving it a rich, lush appearance which is never captured on camera.
Breaker bay native fauna painting




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