Title: ‘Red among the pink – crimson rosella’
Pastel - drawing on colourfix paper
Size 34 x 21cm
This crimson rosella is one of my favourite personalities around our home here in the Halls gap valley. I have known him now for 3 years and he drops in at least once every day for a chat and some sunflower seeds. He also loves to nibble the pink petals on my japonica bush and makes quite a splendid picture when matched with its glorious flower colour. 'Rosie' as I call him also likes to come perch on my paperback if I am reading on the back verandah or even land on my knee for a quiet chat. Every time I see his flamboyant plumage I count the lucky stars which brought me here to my home in the Grampians National Park.