The Bird of Paradise Flower, casein tempera painting on wood


The Bird of Paradise Flower, casein tempera painting on wood


The bird of paradise flower meaning includes joy and paradise, as it is the quintessential tropical flower. It originates from South Africa, where it is also nicknamed the Crane Flower. This flower has been grown at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, South Africa since 1773.

Bird of paradise meanings include joy, anticipation and excitement.

The bird of paradise represents faithfulness, love, and thoughtfulness — making it the perfect romantic gift.

In Hawaii, the bird of paradise grows wild and is a significant part of the culture. In Hawaiian, the name means “Little Globe” and represents magnificence.

The bird of paradise is the official flower for a ninth wedding anniversary.

Birds of paradise also represent having a good perspective on life. (Source: from FTD companies website)

The use of casein dates all the way back to pre-historic times, in which artists used milk (possibly human milk) in their cave-painting mediums. In our own times, both illustrators and fine arts painters once commonly used casein. Its use dwindled, though, after the advent of artificial polymers, such as acrylics.

True casein paint, like other water-based mediums dries immediately. And, once dry, it becomes a water-impermeable and very durable film. Casein's archival qualities are unsurpassed, and tones remain unaltered for years.  (Source: from Artists’ Network)

Medium: casein tempera on art panel (wood)

Size: 12x12 inches, unframed

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