red-rumped parrots

Love on the Line Copyright Megan Spiers

Love on the Line

Red-Rumped Parrots (Psephotus haematonotus)

Size 61 cm x 30.5 cm

Oil on canvas board


Birds on wire is a recurring theme in my work.

The challenge of creating a truthful portrayal of the gnarled surface of old fenceposts, oxidisation of wire and delicate plumage brings great satisfaction, not least because I draw upon the remembered sensory experience of each texture.

Also, I find the contrast between human-made forms and natural forms is very appealing in an artistic sense.

I designed this artwork after observing a flock of red-rumped parrots gathering on power lines at dusk near the Murray River, South Australia.




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