Australian Tawny Frogmouth's form a family partnership for life and like to live in the same location for many years. I was inspired by this family sitting out the front of my house, and when I studied the photograph I was captivated by the three different expressions in the eyes of each bird.
The parents are clearly warning me to back away from their little one sitting in the middle. I think the dad is on the left and mum is on the right. However, it’s the wonder in the eyes of the baby that has captured my heart for a lifetime. The painting will also last for a lifetime and I have included my framing suggestion in the detail pictures.
3 coats of protective varnish and mounted on a premium pine frame and the edge has been painted in white to compliment and is ready to hang.
Wisdom and Wonder Tawny Frogmouth
Gesso, acrylic paint & modelling paste on hardboard