Be A Rainbow In Your Clouds- Eastern Rosella (2020)
31cm (W) x 41cm (H) x 1.5cm (D)
By HSIN LIN
Signed at front. Ready to hang. Side panel painted: Black
Painted with palette knife, pine tree leaves and brushes.
Acrylic painting on Premium quality triple coated 410 g/m2 Acid free canvas
Metallic Gold paint are used. It actually shines beautifully when you look at the physical painting.
Affirmation: Look for rainbows when it rains.
Eastern Rosella -also known as the rosella, white cheeked rosella and rosella parakeet, mainly eat seeds but also berries, blossoms, nectar, fruit and insects.
They have white cheeks, bright red heads and necks and blue flight feathers.
Feathers on their backs and wings are black, edged with yellow-green or yellow.
The native symbols of Rosella are eternal love and devotion.
Rosella also indicates love and a shared journey.
As many of you may know I don’t paint birds very often, but when I do it’s normally a self-projection.
From where I live in Bayswater, there is a big field of open woodland near my studio.
My creating process normally start from a short walk into the woods, touching the texture of the tree barks, feeling the sunlight reflecting on the leaves and grasses.
I then collect whatever I found during the walk as inspiration. There’s only one rule for my collecting process, never take from the living tree/life.
I collect what had fallen only, and those are the gift from the nature of the day for me.
The grassland is always my favourite playground, especially during the lockdown. I often accompanied by varies local birds such as cockatoos, magpies, colourful rosellas, lorikeets and kookaburras during the walk.
This time, I encountered a beautiful friend. A branch of fallen pine tree leaves is what I picked up.
My eyes landed on this colourful rosella resting quietly on the branch of one of the giant, old pine tree.
In winter, pine tree leaves show different shades of colours, the earthy tone gave me a feeling of zen and tranquillity – a peace of mind. It’s a peaceful and delightful scene to enjoy.
I captured this beautiful friend with my paint brushes and canvas, worked on it for quite sometimes and finally have it completed while painting on my front yard under the warm winter sun.
I would like to share the beautiful moment with you, hope this artwork be the brightest rainbow in your Clouds.
-THE VOICE OF NATURE SERIES 2020 –
Artwork inspired by nature in Bayswater, Melbourne, Victoria, Winter 2020.