I have visited Tasmania a number of times and have always been attracted to the beauty of the Green Rosella. This is the first painting I have done of this bird. A damp, ferny gully was the perfect setting to display the rich yellows, reds and ultramarines of the bird with soft yellow-green foliage of the draping ferns. I deliberately repeated color from the birds into their surrounds, from the orange-margined feathers with the small fruits in the foreground and the bright ultramarine blues of the birds' cheeks and wings with the reflected light beneath the limb. The space to the left of the birds was left soft and quiet, giving them room to look into and escape to.