I just love the colouring of these birds and the way they can cling to trees. Everything just worked with this one and I am really pleased with the final painting.
I am working on a very cute puppy at the moment. However this painting is fighting me every step of the way - funny how paintings can go - sometimes they just seem to paint themselves and other times it feels like a battle. I am sure I will get there in the end.
A little bit of information on this bird - it an Eurasian Nuthatch and they are found throughout temperate Asia and Europe. They measure around 14 cm in length and weigh between 17 - 28 grams.
Nuthatch measures 8 x 6 inches and is painted on Raymar's Feather Lite Smooth Portrait Cotton 1/16" panel.
Many thanks to Frank Vassen for the reference photos.