ORIGINAL ART – ‘CHRISSY’, Crimson Rosella
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Ink and watercolour
210mm x 210mm
by Shannon Dwyer
Certificate of Authenticity information:
‘Chrissy’ was created using a traditional nib dip pen and ink, along with professional-grade watercolours executed on 425gsm 100% cotton rag watercolour paper. This original artwork includes the ‘Shannon Dwyer Original’ embossment and hand-penned signature validating it as an original artwork of Shannon Dwyer.
The Crimson Rosella is native to eastern and south eastern Australia, the Crimson Rosella is probably the most easily recognised rosella, with its red, blue and black colouring. There are several populations of the Crimson Rosella. Red (crimson) birds occur in northern Queensland, in southern Queensland to south-eastern South Australia and on Kangaroo Island. Orange birds are restricted to the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia, while yellow ones are found along the Murray, Murrumbidgee and neighbouring rivers (where yellow birds meet red birds they hybridise, producing orange offspring). These conspicuous birds have vivid colours, musical calls and are tolerant of humans. Crimson rosellas are common in coastal and mountain forests at all altitudes. They primarily live in forests and woodlands, preferring older and wetter forests. They readily visit most gardens searching for seeds and fruit and are widely distributed throughout suburbs, parks, and open wooded spaces. These birds are not afraid of people and are a common sight in backyards foraging in the leaf litter for insects or drinking the nectar out of native flowers. Rosellas are often noisy, except when feeding, which is typically done in silence. When roosting in groups, soft chattering or high pitched rapid ‘pi-pi-pi-pi-pi’ contact calls can be heard. Their alarm calls are shrill and screechy. In flight, they make ‘kwik, kwik’ vocalizations. Rosellas are monogamous, and during the breeding season, adult birds will not congregate in groups and will only forage with their mate. Rosellas nest in tree hollows lined with wood shavings and soft leaves, and appropriate nest boxes if they can find them. Conservation Status: Secure.
*Artwork price includes signed original artwork, Certificate of Authenticity and free delivery within Australia*
Artwork is unframed so you don’t pay unnecessary freight costs and will be able to choose the frame of your liking.
This piece will be delivered in a large reinforced postage tube, rolled securely in (and protected by) acid-free tissue paper.
Framing tips and suggestions:
This piece is best ‘float-mounted’ and framed behind glass.
‘Float-mounting’ allows the paper to have a bit of ‘freedom’ which watercolour paper often needs as its rarely perfectly ‘flat’. By ‘mounting’ the artwork, it showcases the raw edges of the watercolour paper and subtle wave of the paper to enhance the the fact that its an original artwork with delicious ‘imperfections’.
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