NAURU’S NEST – Flora and Fauna
Not yet realized
Pleasure and fear
Before birth incubation
Under the sun
You will shed a tear
The Nauru Consul General to New Zealand commissioned me to create this Nauru Long-billed white eye nest Oil painting. Nauru is a Republic Island nation in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.
The challenge was to paint a shallow depth of field and keep the vibrancy of tropical colors.
This painting was created in the early days of my voyage into photorealistic painting with a paint brush. Before the digital age, I was a graphic designer, editorial illustrator using some of my skills with pencil and airbrush. The fine details in airbrush art and photography motivated me to consider how I could capture the same attention to detail in oil painting. It was these skills that led to this commission.
An interesting part of the oil painting was to keep an honest interpretation of the Pacific blue sky reflected in the topside of the leaves.
The paintings belong in the home of the then Consul General of Nauru to New Zealand. (records lost).
STATUS and MATERIALS
ORIGINAL SOLD – Reproduction available
Artist oils on stretched, gesso primed cotton canvas. Gloss dammar varnish protection. Handcrafted, gutter mount NZ Pinus Radiata frame.
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25 LIMITED EDITIONS “ACRYLIC ENHANCED” CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS
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75 LIMITED EDITIONS CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS *
Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $1150 | 650 x short side – $925
Printed on long life archival canvas and protected with two coats of UV archival protection spray.
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OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS *
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $145 | 420 x short side – $95
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival protection spray.
FASHION and PRODUCTS
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- Includes insurance and package/handling fees.
- The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
- Poster art prints ship in insured tubes.