Just 5 Guineas
This painting was inspired by childhood memories of growing up in Africa and the familiar calls of the common helmeted guinea fowl - Numida meleagris.They are such comical birds to watch and have such an appeal.
The helmeted guineafowl is native to Africa and has also been introduced to Europe, Australia, West Indies and Brazil.
I wanted to portray the quirky nature and look of these birds in a simplified way highlighting each birds individual character. Painted using acrylic on stretched canvas.