“Chitty Chitty”- Willie Wagtail

Chitty Chitty - 30cm x 40cm - Low Res
Chitty Chitty - White FrameChitty Chitty - Black Frame


My oil painting called “Chitty Chitty” is of a male Willy Wagtail. He is distinctive by his white eyebrow which is not just a fashion statement – it helps him attract a mate.

According to Australian folklore, the Willy Wagtail has played an important role as a symbol of loyalty, courage, and resourcefulness. They are also known to be the neighbourhood gossiper who eves drop on conversations.

It is no wonder Willy Wagtails are much loved regular sights in Australian gardens and parklands. Their name has been derived from their habit of waging their tails when foraging. Willy Wagtails are also known for their energetic movements, territorial behaviour and constant chatter which has given them the reputation of being the neighbourhood gossip’s.

Thank you to fabulous wildlife photographer Gail Yager for graciously providing the reference photo used as inspiration for this painting.

Original Oil on Canvas (Framed) – SOLD


Unframed – 30cm x 40cm  (11.8″ x 15.7″)

Print in Matboard size 28cm x 35cm (Unframed) – $65 (AUD) including shipping.
Framed Print in Matboard size 32cm x 40cm – $90 (AUD) including shipping.
Small Print on Ready to Hang Canvas size 20cm x 30cm (Unframed) – $115 (AUD) including shipping.
Large Print on Ready to Hang Canvas size 75cm x 100cm (Unframed) – $415 (AUD) including shipping.
Print on Arches  Photo Rag 310 gsm. Same size as the original painting 30cm x 40cm  (Unframed) – $95 (AUD) including shipping.



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