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    Hissy, the Koala

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    Added 2019-04-25 22:16:51
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    Hissy, the Koala was one of the fortunate creatures rescued from the huge bush fires - which are an annual event in Victoria Australia.  Her front paw was badly burned, however she managed to get around well, and this image - she was backing down the tree whilst holding her paw.  She was in the safe hands of the Healesville Sanctuary.

    I photographed and sketched her on site and completed this image in my studio. 

    Scratchboard and Ampersand Ink for colour.  Original sketches and photographs by Jan.

    Specific details

    Name of Artist: Jan Lowe
    Width (inches): 11inches
    Height (inches): 14 inches
    Media: Mixed-Media, Other
    Country: Australia
    Painting Genre: Representational: Landscape / Nature


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    The colors, light and composition are yummy

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    Very believable use of color. Painterly brushstrokes and the glow of the sun through the tree keeps the viewer in the painting.

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