Market Day Tomorrow

The Story Behind the Paintings

I am so excited to be displaying my artwork at the Australia Zoo Markets as they are only on once a year and the proceeds of the stalls go to the wildlife warriors.

Here I will highlight some of my Australia Zoo Market collection as they will be available on 1st August 2020 at the Australia Zoo carpark, along with my postcards.

Items for sale at the markets.

  1. Prints Postcard, Bookmarks, Fridge Magnets $2.50, Greeting Cards $5
  2. Prints Framed Postcards $20
  3. Original Mini Artwork, Market Collection $60
  4. Original Tiger $90
  5. Original Gallery Artwork & Commissions $300 – $600
Mock setup on kitchen table

I’ve spent most of the day framing postcards and wrapping everything in bubblewrap for the markets tomorrow. I can’t believe what I have created in the past two weeks, once you see it all spread out on the table.

I’m also super impressed with my banner my mother and I are holding up, too see the detail in the animals and to think they are 4 times the size of the original paintings.

So the cars all packed and I hope to see some of you at the zoo tomorrow.

My Painting Process

Here you can see how small the mini paintings are, at only 110mm x 95mm about the size of a CD case.

However I have still managed to paint as much detail as possible using some of my finest brushes and a very steady hand.

Finished artworks in a 150mm x 150mm budget frame.

Each artwork is secured in place with double sided tape on acid free board and a spacer is placed between the matt board and the glass.

This makes sure that the artwork is not touching the glass eliminating damage.

This baby is the cutes of my koala collection and I would love to paint more babies in the future.

Lemur watching the zoo keeper as he hands out food, these have been some of the most fun to paint.

One of the red pandas from my collection playing around.

The tiger is probably the most detailed work of my mini collection and a fraction larger than the others.

Gouache Colour Palette

I use Winsor & Newton Gouache on Arches France Watercolour Paper, 300g Cold Pressed.

My painting come from my own experiences that I have lived and photographed while traveling. By reading this blog, you as a viewer can now hear The Story Behind the Painting. Where, when, what was happening while I was photographing the wildlife.
If you want more details about my adventures checkout my travel blog website 

Enjoy, Chris Osborne

2 Comments on “Market Day Tomorrow

  1. I am super excited too be sharing this experience with you tomorrow at Australia Zoo
    Hope we sell heaps, bring it on !!!!


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