I decided to paint this one in acrylics mainly because I wanted to paint it in one sitting. If I had painted in oils, I would have had to wait for the layers to dry to add the finer details. The Mallee Emu Wren can be found in north western Victoria and south eastern South Australia and are listed as endangered species. They are about 16.5 cm in length from head to tail.
Mallee Emu Wren measures 7 x 5 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gessobord panel.
Many thanks to Ron Knight for the reference photo.