Sunday, 29 December 2013

Mountain Bluebird ACEO in acrylics

I have had this one printed out for ages to paint.  The main reason that it has taken me so long to paint it, it because I wasn't sure if I would be able to get enough variation in colours so it didn't end up looking flat and lifeless.  I ended up using  a combination of Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue and Prussian Blue which worked rather well.

Mountain Bluebirds across Western North America and as far North as Alaska. The range between 16 - 20 cm in length and weight around 30 grams.

Mountain Bluebird measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches Watercolour Paper.

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Many thanks to Dave Slaughter for the reference photo.