Monday, 29 October 2012

Flying Silver Gulls Series

The light and gentle flight of the seagulls is always a pleasure to watch, the Silver Gulls are very common and I observed these at Wellington Point, a coastal suburb of Brisbane.

The rough and beautiful texture of this handmade paper is visible even in the scans and every piece of paper has four-sides deckle edges.

These three artworks are for sale in my store.
I decided not to put any mounting as it would hide the beautiful deckle edges.

 I realized this three-pieces series on handmade watercolour Khadi paper, the production and trade of Khadi papers supports and empowers small Indian communities with a low impact on the environment, find out more at

Until next time!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Matteo Grilli Wildlife Art Christmas Ideas

I've been rather busy lately stocking up my online store for the upcoming season, which is always exciting as it is a chance to look back into what I've been working on for the last few years and find a new way to look at my creative endavours. For instance, there was a big painting, a composition of many feathers of different Australian bird species that I was not sure what to make out of it, so I decided to cut out every feather with tiny sissors and mount them on a hard paper board and here we go! A new collection of bookmarks. The same with a few more feathers and a couple of Eucalyptus leaves from a painting that has never been finished.

I also decided to take some more paintings to be professionally scanned and released as open edition archival Giclee reproductions. It was the right time to get this Pale-headed Rosella out there, a bird and a painting I'm very fond of. This bird used to come and visit the big tree in our backyard and this is one of my earliest study of Australian birds. It is now available as small, medium-size and large print.

Probably not so colorful as a parrot, but certainly not less intersting or charming, the Bush-stone Curlews of the first painting of the Avian Faces Series could not be missing from this selection. The four faces of this awesome bird are also available as small, medium-size and large prints.

For those who love the colours of australian cockatoos, here we have the Galahs feeding on the ground after a storm. This painting is also available as small, medium-size and large print.

My last choice was for the Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, who after a feed on our veranda, decided to observe and study myself sitting on the chair in front of him, revealing his curious and inquisitive nature, as well as the other paintings this is also available as small, medium-size and large print.
Each print is individually signed and dated. For more informations regarding sizes and shipping, please follow the links provided.

My work is not over, I'm now organizing for getting greeting cards printed and I hope to be able to release them very soon.
I'm open to suggestions and feedback and I would love to hear from you, 
until next time,
all the best,

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