It would be surprising to find a wombat in a pumpkin! I've seen and photographed wombats many times in Tasmania's wilderness, but not in a Queensland blue pumpkin! The Queensland blue is one of Australia’s most popular blue pumpkins. The seeds of this uniquely Aussie pumpkin were shared with the United States back in 1932, and this Australian heirloom is now famous throughout the world.
Wombats are marsupials native to Tasmania and the mainland of Australia. They are herbivores. Female wombats give birth to a single young in the spring and the young leave the pouch after about six months. There's nothing cuter than seeing a baby wombat running or in a pumpkin! They're so cute. They are gentle animals and I try to capture that gentleness and calmness in my paintings of wombats.
"True Blue" is printed on 310gsm watercolour paper with archival inks by FullGamut, a Fine Art Printer in Hobart, Tasmania. No wonder so many people ask me if the print is an original because the colour and textured paper is of such high quality!
The A-4 and A-3 sizes of "True Blue" are not Limited Edition prints. The A-2 size of is a Limited Edition print run of 100 and the A-1 size is a Limited Edition print run of 50, all numbered, titled and signed by me, the artist.
All my paintings are copyrighted. They are created from my imagination and are not available for reproduction in any manner without permission from the artist, Patricia Hopwood-Wade (firstname.lastname@example.org).