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Flying Against the Wind

Dream Lover

Oil and dutch silver leaf on board
41 x 54 cm


The New Holland Honey eater is a bird that frequents our garden and so I thought it would be lovely to paint. The bird is painted in oil on a background which has been gilded with dutch silver leaf.

I have not varnished the bird or leaves as I felt that if I did they would get lost in the reflective nature of the silver leaf in the back ground. This almost creates a 3D effect and as you shift around the room the silver leaf reflects the light differently.