REGULAR PRICE: $1075
23.5 x 23.5 x 1.5 inches
oil and collage on cradled panel
Original oil painting.
Unframed, cradled panel sides are finished with clear varnish.
Painting is wired and ready to hang.
Signed, titled and dated on back.
Being a resident in North America, where the starlings are not that colorful, I was amazed at the starlings in Africa while on a safari a few years ago. Many of the photos I took, such as this Hildebrandt's starling, became paintings later. The bright green background was chosen to contrast the various colors in the bird. The delicate white victorian motif gives the painting more movement and interest, and contrasts the solid forms in the painting. A palimpsest of collage material lies underneath everything.