I love the vibrancy of this bird's feathers. It was a bit of a balancing act to lighten the feathers without turning them pink. I also thought the bird wasn't standing out enough from the background so I ended up darkening the background and I am really happy how it turned out in the end.
Red Bishops (also known as Southern Red Bishops) are found in Africa South of the Equator.
Red Bishop measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Derek Keats for the reference photo.