“FAMILY REUNION” – New Holland Honeyeaters

New Holland Honeyeaters
Family Reunion - Black FrameFamily Reunion - White Frame


Being an Australian Realistic Birdlife Artist  I love capturing the characteristics of my chosen subjects.

I had lots of fun painting these New Holland Honeyeaters.  I looked forward to every day in the art studio being greeted by their energy and argumentative chatter. As the painting evolved I developed a relationship with  each individual family member even feeling sorry for the poor demur fellow who clearly has had enough of the belligerent telling off by the neighboring offspring.

This painting went through several transformations before I was happy with the final completion.  I removed a New Holland Honeyeater due to out of control quarrel that was ensuing.  I also turned the tap on and then off again slowing down the water flow to ensure the focal point was on the energy of the birds not on the water flow in the painting.

New Holland Honeyeaters are one of Australia’s most energetic birds.  Fueled up on high-energy nectar taken from flowers they are always active and pugnacious.  Weather they are dashing in pursuit of a flying insect or chasing other honeyeaters away, the New Holland Honeyeater is seldom seen sitting still.

Thank you Gwenda Kinniburgh for graciously allowing the use of photograph as a reference for this oil painting.

Original Oil on Canvas (Framed) – SOLD.

Unframed – 76cm x 51cm (30″ x 20″)

Framed – 79cm x 54cm (31″ x 21″)

Print in Matboard 35cm x 28cm (Unframed) – $65 (AUD) including shipping.
Framed Print in Matboard size 40cm x 32cm – $90 (AUD) including shipping.
Small Print on Ready to Hang Canvas 45cm x 30cm (Unframed) – $170 (AUD) incuding shipping.
Large Print on Ready to Hang Canvas 75cm x 50cm (Unframed) – $340 (AUD) including shipping.
Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Archival Photo Rag 308 gsm. Same size as original painting 76cm x 51cm (Unframed) – $206 (AUD) including shipping.
Other print sizes available on request.
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