Crimson Rosella by Lyn Cooke



DIMENSIONS (Height - 43.00 cm X Width - 34.00 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Watercolour on Paper
GENRE Animals
REGISTERED NRN # 000-1551-0218-01
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Artist: Lyn Cooke


Lyn moved to country Victoria from Melbourne after completing a B.A. and teacher training. After working in schools in the Ballarat area for a number of years she decided to pursue her interest in art and has now been painting professionally for over fifteen years.




Lyn is largely a self-taught artist.  Her meticulous studies of wildlife are usually executed in a mixture of watercolour and gouache.  After many preliminary sketches the subject is drawn in pencil on to watercolour paper.  The background is then completed.  An airbrush is often used to achieve a soft, out-of-focus look.  Work then begins on the core subject.  After blocking in the main areas in solid colour, detail is gradually built up using very fine brushwork.  Many layers may be required to achieve the desired result.




The bushland setting of her home provides Lyn with many of her painting subjects.  Additional inspiration comes from regular trips to other parts of Australia




Lyn has participated in about fifteen solo and duo exhibitions as well as many group shows.  She has been the recipient of numerous art awards and commendations.  Her work can be found in private collections throughout Australia and countries overseas and has been featured on television and in articles in newspapers and journals.  Paintings have also been reproduced on many greeting cards, bookmarks, jigsaws, calendars and as limited edition prints.

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