Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bush is he. Laugh Kookaburra laugh kookaburra, gay your life must be!
Under the Hood
I took the original photo at Hamerton Zoo Park back in June of 2014. I decided to do two totally different versions of art using this photo, simply because he looked such fun! You can see the other version here. So, for this version, I wanted to depict him in the forest, his natural habitat. After adding, adjusting and blending several layers, I decided to give him a real painterly affect, making the background an abstract to give just a hint of greenery and trees. Finishing off the artwork with a canvas texture.