paradise parrot

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE - model: Grace Hartzel - photographer: Mikael Jansson - stylist: Camilla Nickerson - hair: Shay Ashual - makeup: Hannah Murray - Vogue April 2016

  • Lanvin jersey dress - Gaspar gloves - Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci & Lulu Frost earrings - (brooches) Sonia Rykiel, Miriam Haskell & Lulu Frost

My first painting 100% done with ecoline. It was fun to try something what is quite similar to watercolours yet so different~ I learned that Ecoline reacts with water much more than watercolour and it is easy to create some interesting patterns but at the same time to mess everything up xD What I like a lot that the colour is vibrant.

I’ve painted my inquisitor Igni for this practice :) I hope you’ll like this painting as much as I do :) 


Festive birds, all courtesy of Mark Catesby and my recent quest for images to adorn the Library’s annual holiday card.

From top left: The Parrot of Paradise; The Summer Redbird; The Flamingo; The Redheaded Woodpecker. All handcolored copper-plate engravings from The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands (London: Printed for C. Marsh, 1754).

University of South Florida, Rare Book Collection