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The Tui has an appetite for flax flowers
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A TUI AND THE FLAX FLOWER – An appeal to the senses

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A TUI AND THE FLAX FLOWER – An appeal to the senses tui flax flower pencil illustration
ORIGINAL FOR SALE – POA @ this link

PROVERB

The Tui
The flax flower
Nectar
An appeal
The Senses
Vision
An appetite
Fulfilled
The Tui knows
Do you


THE STORY

I discovered old wedding photo frames to use up and the presentation in this frame appealed to me. The old frame mount I whitewashed over. There was enough room within to place the Tui illustration and write the proverb in the oval. This created a nice result. tui flax flower pencil illustration

The original photograph of the Tui has won awards in New Zealand and the USA.

I have included the image in my garden art series along with some limited edition, acrylic enhanced, photo art pieces.

This is a chiaroscuro pencil illustration on fine art archival and acid-free papers. Chiaroscuro (Italian for light-dark) in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition.

Why do I like Tui?

There are many reasons why I find Tui appealing. They are highly intelligent birds, very active and agile and the beautiful colors in their feathers just sparkle in the right light conditions. What would it be like to train a few as pets? If Tui were trained from the hatchling, I guess it would be easy.  As an adult, no way. Independent and bossy their independence would far exceed your patience.

I see many allegories in their character.

Perhaps you have not heard the end of my fascination with Tui!

Where next will they turn up in my art? tui flax flower pencil illustration


STATUS and MATERIALS

ORIGINAL FOR SALE * $1400
6b and 4b lead pencil on archival, acid-free watercolor paper framed on acid-free photo mount board.
* Originals and Limited Edition reproductions supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate, and maintenance/care information.

10 LIMITED EDITIONS “PENCIL ENHANCED” FINE ART PAPER REPRODUCTIONS
Please ask about frames, sizes, and price.
* Pencil enhanced Giclée Fine Art Papers.

50 LIMITED EDITIONS CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS *
Unframed sizes | 850 x short side – $850  |  550 x short side – $550
Printed on long-life archival canvas and protected with two coats of UV archival spray.
* Stretch mounted reproductions will incur added charges for mounting and freight.

OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS * 
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $120 |  420 x short side – $92
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival spray.


FASHION and PRODUCTS

Images from “A Tui and the Flax Flower” will be exhibited on Women’s Fashions through Vida and multiple product lines at Fine Art America


SHIPPING
  • 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.

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