Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Today's Oil Study; New Zealand Tui

The New Zealand tui is a common nectar-feeding bird. From a distance, it looks black with a tuft of white feathers on its throat but in the sunshine, the iridescent colours show. The bird has a beautiful throaty, liquid song. At this time of year, I see them feeding on flax flowers in my garden but in the early spring, they flock to the Taiwan cherry tree common in my part of New Zealand. Sadly, the tree is also very invasive so though the tui love it, we're supposed to eradicate them if they're growing on our property.

321 New Zealand Tui
7" x 5" oil study on board, unframed
US$ 100 plus $8 shipping


It will take about a week for the painting to dry before it can be shipped. Mail from New Zealand to the U.S. (if that is where you live) will take about ten days.  

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