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Buy original paintings and art prints of Aboriginal art online.
Signed works by Leslie Nawirridj in the traditional Kunwinjku style are available for purchase online.
Images of Kunwinjku fine art have been scanned from original paintings by Western Arnhem Land Aboriginal artist, Leslie Nawirridj, and can be viewed on this website. The scanned images are printed onto canvas, in either A3 or A4 sizes, to be sold as Aboriginal art online through these on-line galleries.
Each print is individually hand-signed on the back by Leslie Nawirridj to ensure authenticity.
Leslie's original paintings are on Arches 640gms, rough cotton paper. (See above photo of 56cmx76cm original painting - SOLD). The cotton paper is a commercially viable medium which has a texture and density resembling bark. Leslie used to paint on bark, but now prefers to paint on cotton paper, because the bark used for paintings is only available seasonally. Also there is less environmental damage caused by acquiring cotton paper as a medium for painting.
Leslie paints with red-brown, yellow and black ochre powders, and white clay, which are the traditional Aboriginal colours. He mixes the ochre powders and clay with water, and wood glue is added as a fixative. (The ancestors would scrape resin from the trees to be used as a fixative in their rock art). The fine-line cross-hatching, called 'rarrk', is painted with a brush made from the stem of a reed. Leslie collects the stems from the bush, and peels off the outside of the stem to expose the hair-like bristles inside.
The white clay is dug from the beach. The ochre powders can be crushed from rocks, but Leslie uses ready made ochre powders to keep the completion time of each painting viable.
The current prices (as from March 2013) for Leslie's original paintings on cotton paper are:
30cm x 42cm originals $375 AUD
30cm x 42cm story originals $390 AUD
45cm x 52cm originals $675 AUD
56cm x 76cm originals $1 200 AUD
75cm x 105cm originals $1 800 AUD
You are invited to order these original Kunwinjku Aboriginal fine artworks by using the on-line contact form provided here.
Original paintings by Leslie Nawirridj are much sought after. They are often acquired by a buyer viewing a particular subject as a print and then ordering the desired image as an original painting, or combining two or three images on the larger sized paintings. Please keep in mind that an original painting will have some differences in details to the viewed images.
Leslie works hard to supply his customers with high quality Kunwinjku Aboriginal fine artworks. It has taken Leslie five years to paint all the originals that have been scanned to produce his collection of prints. Each painting is a showpiece culminating much time, intense concentration and the art skills needed to maintain the integrity of the Kunwinjku Aboriginal painting tradition.
Barramundi and Water Python.
Original painting 56cmx76cm SOLD
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