“Happy Wrensday”- Splendid Fairy-wren

Happy Wrensday
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The male Splendid Fairy Wren when dressed in his courtship suit is a very glitzy little bird who sings out to be painted and placed on display.

As a birdlife artist it would be an oversight for me not to capture the beauty of this popular little guy in his majestic flirtation colours.

There is no false modesty attached to the Splendid Fairy Wren.  The Male in breeding plumage  shimmers in electric shades of violet blue, turquoise and pale blue with dramatic Zorro-like markings.  The female remains a very un-splendid brown.

Native to Australia there are three different varieties of the Splendid Fairy Wrens.  The species inhabits  shrub lands and shrubby woodlands in arid and semi-arid locations.   Where the varieties meet they breed with each other.

Thank you to wildlife photographer Keith Lightbody for graciously providing the reference photo as inspiration for this oil painting.

Original Oil on Artist Canvas Board (Framed) – SOLD


Unframed – 20cm x 25cm (8″ x 10″)

Framed – 28cm x 33cm (11″ x 13″)

Print in matboard size 28cm x 35cm (Unframed) – $65 (AUD) including shipping.
Framed Print in Matboard size 32cm x 40cm – $90 (AUD) including shipping.
Print on Ready to Hang Canvas printed same size as the original painting 20cm x 25cm (Unframed) – $110 (AUD) including shipping.
Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Archival Photo Rag 308 gsm. Printed same size as the original painting 20cm x 25cm (Unframed) – $65 (AUD) including shipping.
Other print sizes available on request.

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