Tuesday, 30 May 2017

African grey parrot, and friend.


'African grey parrot and friend', acrylics, 14 by 11 ins, paper.

I like the idea of combining realism with more abstract patterned approaches to portraits. So this is a practice with a slightly more realistic treatment of colour for the portrait.

(The female was inspired by a photo image of an African woman from Annie Hamman, an artist on the LFI 17 course.)

Many people keep these friendly parrots as pets, but they are on the endangered list in their native African habitat.

Bye for now!


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful painting, love the warm colours, you can almost feel the sun....Hugs, Valerie

Jan said...

June, your painting is so warm, colorful and stunningly beautiful!!!
African Grey parrots are so beautiful and intelligent but it is a shame that they should be caged and removed from the freedom of their environment~

sirkkis said...

Gorgeous art, June. Love it.
Have a happy day xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Absolutely gorgeous June! Your portraits always seem realistic to me!
Love your art work my friend!
Love & hugs,Jackie

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful June! really wonderful!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

lovely painting:) really nice colours and good job with the fabric :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An amazing painting!!! Wow - Happy weekend! Susi

Laney said...

This is a wonderful painting. I knew it was inspired by Annie Hamman in LFI. I love the way you took it and made a lovely scene with the parrot! Nice work. :)