Frog on a Rock

The Red Eyed Frog is a local of the East Coast of Australia.  Famous for its handsome features and colourings, I just had to have him in my Gallery of works.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kingfishers Paradise [inset]

Kingfishers Paradise [inset]

On the Lookout

On the Rainforests Edge just a few kilometers west of Kuranda in Far North Queensland -this Rainbow Lorikeet is visiting this flowering Eucalyptus tree.  He seems to be “On the Lookout” for other birds or perhaps another tree with better berries to forage.
This painting won the Highly Commended award in Mareeba Art Show 2010.

In My Backyard

The flowering trees around Cairns in the springtime is really a pretty site!. Pictured here “In My Backyard”,  the Cassia tree  is often visited by the Rainbow Lorikeet Birds coming to forage nectar and pollen from the pink blossoms.  This is a common sight in and around Cairns and is a birdwatchers paradise.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cheeky Lorikeet

The Rainbow Lorikeet is a cheeky bird because they come so close to you happily chattering and foraging the flowers in your garden as if youre not there.  This Lorikeet is perched on my Golden Cane Palm in my backyard.  These birds dont eat seeds, but they love pollen and nectar from flowers.  They are always in groups and can be found on the East coast of Australia.  The males can put on a real show for the female and this  behaviour is really the only way you can tell what sex they are.   This painting is in fact sold but I have a few prints on hand.

Breakfast in the Tropics

In World Heritage Rainforest, just a few kilometers west of Cairns
this is the Scaley Breasted Lorikeet pushing his way through the clusters of native Eucalyptus flowers to get the most of his breakfast.

High In North Queensland

To all you serious people out there – this painting is a novelty joke.  Apparentley – Far North Queenslands Atherton Tablelands is where the best Marijuana crops in the world are grown- due to the beautiful soil and climate conditions.
I believe  that you have to paint something that people like, which will turn heads and makes people smile.  Did you??
 
 

Return of the Rainbows

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Far North Queensland is known for its World Heritage Rainforest canopies that meet  with the  crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef.        
The Rainbow Lorikeets fly in groups from tree to tree searching for the fruits of the Rainforest. Pictured here in this painting – foraging a palette of  the Umbrella Tree berries  which they can get quite intoxicated  from and at times can cause them to fall out of the tree in a drunken stupor.  
Way to go!!  Sorry , this painting is SOLD    

The Tropical Kiss

The screeching of the beautiful Eclectus Parrots cuts through the silence of the Rainforests and echos for miles across mountain ranges to reach the woody plains and outbacks of Cape York Pennisula.  The Male is the Green Parrot and the Female is the Red.  This pair is perched on the Native Penda tree which is the floral emblem of Cairns.

Eclectus Love

These birds are the ‘Eclectus Parrots’ unique to Far North Queensland, usually found in the Rainforests and Mountain Ranges that stretch across to the woody plains to the borders of the out back.  The male is the green bird and the female the red one. Be sure to check out ‘The Tropical Kiss’ painting also of these handsome birds.