The capital city of Tasmania, an island state of Australia, is Hobart. Home to approximately 220,000 people, the small city has beaches and reserves easily accessible and both extremely close to the city. Yesterday, after work, I walked about 5 kilometres in Knocklofty Reserve located in the suburb of West Hobart.
I came across a very iconic Australian bird, a kookaburra. It looked like it was a juvenile kookaburra. It was sitting at my eye level on a branch very close to the bush track. The kookaburra presented several poses for me to photograph, which was very kind of it to be so accommodating, because the photos will serve as a great resource for future kookaburra paintings.
Here are three kookaburras that I painted last year. The painting is titled “The Three Amigos” and is available as a limited edition print at http://www.pjpaintings.com I mixed a tiny bit of Aquarelle water based ink into blue watercolour paint to try to more accurately capture the brilliant blue on the kookaburra’s wings.
Birds make a great subject to paint and I feel lucky to have come across a photogenic kookaburra during my stroll in Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart. Bye for now and thanks for reading my blog.