Bleu Intense by Rob Rek - Print 42x59 cms

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THE INSPIRATION - REK continues in his finely detailed photo realistic approach in this piece featuring Flappy the red tailed black cockatoo.
Set against a REK's signature wallpaper like repetitious botanical backdrops, the subjects intermingle with the monochromatic foliage in this composition, which have been obscured with a whitewash of impasto gel, then reworked in graphite pencil. Elements of this piece such the beak, eye and wrinkled skin contain multiple layers of glazing to create ultra-lifelike depth while the softness and interplay of light and shadow in Flappy's feathers composed using a combination of high detail and deconstructed loose style which allows the printed backdrop to appear through the painted subject.


THE PROCESS - High resolution drum scanned original is then Giclée printed onto German hhnemule photo rag 308 gsm paper using Epson's acclaimed Ultrachrome k3 longlife pigment inks.