Twins (Star Finches)  Original Watermedia on museum board 27.8cm x 21.6cm

Frances’s Inspiration :”I’ve always loved adding a pop of red or orange in a painting. It brings the subject to life and adds welcome contrast to blue and green. With their fire engine red faces and beaks, olive and lemon bodies that are sprinkled with a constellation of white “stars”, their plumage is both unusual and stunning. Painted slightly larger than life size, they were a joy to paint. I couldn’t resist adding a sprig of gum leaves that were turning those beautiful warm colours. When sunlight hits them at the right angle the effect is like a miniature stained glass window!”

Original artwork by Frances McMahon.

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