Inked Fantail - kiwiana
This was part of a series that was commissioned. Each of the New Zealand birds in this set is done in an inked 'tattoo' style. Various outline thickness has been used to create depth. This one is mostly in neutral/realistic colours with a splash of brighter colours. All the backgrounds are similar with a blue blur and a few hashes.
This little guy is a combination of styles inspired by tattoo art. The ink work is also has an aspect of geometry while the bold burst of colour help soften the image. This abstract piece represents one of our New Zealand birds, the Fantail, which is a cute and determined little creature.
Nightwatchers Art Print by Kathryn Furniss
NZ Art PrintImage size in millimetres: 285 x 380Medium sized print on fine art paper by popular Nelson artist Kathryn Furniss. Nightwatchers features three NZ native birds, the Tui, Piwakawaka and Huia.Find more prints like Nightwatchers by Kathryn Furniss in these collections at New Zealand's art print experts since 1966:Kathryn Furniss PrintsAvian ArtNew Prints (NZ)
The idea of this one came after doing my 'Nimble Tui' painting. I wanted this cute and charming little bird to have more of a rustic side. In the background I have done a weave of cogs, gears, koru and other intertwining patterns.