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Original acrylic mixed media painting of Pelican
Pelican Pete
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Pelican Pete

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Stunning acrylic and mixed media painting of an Australian Pelican. Vibrant textured colour with metallic highlights will enhance any wall bringing the outside in.

Pelicans love to perch up high on the top of posts. They can often be seen gliding up high in the sky in thermals or swimming peacefully along the river hunting for fish.

After years of visiting Noosa for holidays and taking thousands of pelican photos the reference photo I have used for this painting is one I took during a stroll along the Noosa river at Noosaville.

I first produced a pastel painting which is now hanging in the home of my mother-in-law who also loves Noosa. I loved the photo so much that I wanted to paint it with acrylics and experiment by using stenciled modelling paste for the plumage. The wing feathers have been created using modelling paste applied with a palette knife and a gold paint gilds the tail feather tips.

Please read my poem Pelican Pete for the best description of these amazing birds. 

The painting measures 76 x 61 cm and is painted on an unframed quality deep edged stretched canvas ready to hang.

Original Artwork Creation Process

Many hours go into creating an original painting.

  • The canvas is stretched
  • Canvas is primed
  • Design is created from photos which have been taken.
  • Plan is developed so that there is a logical step by step from background painting to finished painting.
  • Design is sketched onto the canvas before painting and the application of texture paste using stencils and/or palette knives is performed.
  • Many layers of painting plus a final coat protective varnish are all done with love and care.

This is why original paintings are valuable investments plus the fact that there is only one unique original. However once the original is sold you may buy high quality archival beautiful Fine Art Reproductions.


All artworks, both Originals and Fine Art Reproductions, are carefully wrapped in customized packaging to ensure protection during shipping.


Original painting will be packaged within 2 to 3 business days. Once your parcel is with Australia Post please allow 3 - 6 business days for standard shipping (1 - 2 days for express) to all major Australian cities (slightly longer for rural areas). Total time from order placement to delivery to your door will be up to 14 business days.
All items are shipped by registered post with Australia Post which may be affected by COVID19, with slightly increased delivery times.