Kookaburras are one of my favourite Aussie birds, it has been a few years since I have painted these characters. They are forever sitting in the trees just outside my studio. Using a bit of 'artistic license' I decided to change the landscape that I photographed them in. Instead of a dry rural countryside, I decided to paint a greener setting inspired by seeing kookaburras in Barrington Tops National Park when I visited on a field trip. Creating a painting from a range of reference photos from different places is always fun and can be challenging at times, but I love that I can let my imagination play in my work!