“RUDY’S REFLECTION” – Red-eared Firetail Finch

Red-eared Firetail Finch
Rudy's Reflection - Black FrameRudy's Reflection - White Frame


I absolutely love these little birds. Their striking black and white markings,  fluorescent red bill, ear-spot and rump makes them a prefect subject to paint.  Apparently they are  shy, unobtrusive little birds who prefer their own company.

What drew me to paint this bird was not only its beauty but the way its reflection gives  a  contemporary sense to the painting.

I love working on detail and have enjoyed spending hours  capturing the specific plumage markings  and playing with the tones in the water and the bird’s reflection in order to ensure the painting looks realistic, cohesive and not disjointed.

With the assistance of my Facebook friends we named this pretty bird “Rudy”  short for Rudolph as the painting was completed 10 days before Christmas 2017.

The Red- eared Firetail  is a species of finch found in the forests and coastal thickets of south Western Australia.  Males and females appear to be similar.  They are much less gregarious than other species of finches and can be elusive.

Thank you to wildlife photographer Judy Walker for graciously providing the reference photo used as inspiration for this birdlife oil painting.

Original Oil on Canvas (Framed) – SOLD.


Unframed – 61cm x 76cm (24″ x 30″)

Framed – 64cm x 79cm (25″ x 31″)

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 print size 40cm x 50cm (Unframed) – $235 (AUD) including shipping.
Large Print on Ready to Hang Canvas print size 70cm x 85cm (Unframed) – $415 (AUD) including shipping.
Print on Hahnemühle Fine Art Archival Photo Rag 308 gsm. Same size as original painting (Unframed) – $270 (AUD) including shipping.
Other print sizes available on request.

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