Above the Gorge

 

(Red-tailed Black Cockatoos)

In the Quincan Country of Cape York Peninsula these birds are usually present. Sitting on a ridge top and looking across the gorge below I could hear in the distance the unmistakable call of Red-tailed Black Cockatoos. They came into view flying quite close but on seeing me veered off and sailed on down the gorge and disappeared from view.  

I imagined how, if they had not seen me, they might have landed on the Eucalyptus branch in front of where I was sitting and how wonderful they would have looked against the escarpment behind. The idea for this painting was born.

Dimensions: 750 x 535 mm (29 1/2” x 21”)
Canvas - edition of 250

 

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