Wildlife paintings, portraits & pet portraits by New Zealand Artist Karen Neal

"The Tea Series"

( South Island Robin )

(framed size 26x26cm)


Miniature pastel and pencil bird studies on deckled paper stained with coffee/tea. This format is designed to be smaller affordable original artworks. I figured it was ok to have bird studies from opposite sides of the globe, because I used Tetleys British tea and New Zealand coffee grains to stain the paper, I love the effect!

This beautiful wee bird is found only in the South Island of New Zealand, and I come across him on Ulva Island, which is a wildlife sanctuary island just off Stewart Island. I spent a bit of time quietly observing him while he flitted about on the forest floor, and he even came and walked around on my shoes! It's always a delight to come across these special little birds when out walking in New Zealand's back country or forests.

New Zealand robin drawing

South Island Robin drawing

Closeup of the box frame, with artwork floated on a metallic board

Alongside a British Red Robin

Robin paintings by NZ Artist Karen Neal

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