I really enjoyed painting this one. I thought about painting it as an Aceo but decided rather to paint it as a 6 x 4 inch. It took ages to paint the feathers. I concentrate on one section at a time otherwise it got a bit confusing. There are some interesting facts about this bird but I find the most interesting is that they help spread the oak tree after the last glacial period due to their fondness for acorns.
Blue Jay 2 measures 4 x 6 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Archers watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Frank Miles / USFWS for the reference photo.