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'Chroma' -  A unique painting, there is only 1 available!


Macaws really are a wonder to behold wth their mix of bright colours - a complete joy to paint!


  • Hand painted by Samantha Clift in her home studio, using a vibrant cadmium yellow, turquiose, cobalt and ultramarine colour palette.


  • Painted in watercolour and finished with coloured pencil to add a touch of detail and precision to this piece full of movement and bold, bright, joyful colours.


  • Free UK delivery.  Buy with security, you get 14 days to return your painting if it doesn't fit perfectly into your home.


  • Sized 12x18in - ready to mount and frame.


  • Signed by the Artist Samantha Clift together with a certificate of authenticity.




After doing a bit of research into how colours make us feel, I was torn between calming blues and greens and stimulating, joyful yellows and oranges.  I then wracked my brain and tried to think of the ost colourful bird in nature.  I'm sure there are many that I need to investigate and paint in the future, but I remembered a parrot show at Longleat Safari park last summer and thought about the beautiful parrots that were so smart and seemed to be having a lot of fun.


I usually have an image in mind of what I would like the composition to be and so then it's just a matter of finding a reference photo to get the anatomy correct, or piecing a few together and using a little artistic licence.  With my realism pieces it is important to be accurate, but with my watercolour pieces, I have a lot of freedom, which is so much fun!


How it was created


Samantha begins by slowly building up layers of watercolour, allowing some areas to dry completely while others are added whilst wet to help spread and combine the beautiful colours together.  Once Samantha is happy with the amount of colours and depth that is created, she then works in coloured pencil, which is a match made in heaven, to add any final details and a touch of realism to this free and loose watercolour.  The final stages are splashes of colour that complement the painting and give it a flourish of movement and ethereal beauty.


SKU: 069
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