I really enjoyed painting this one. Everything just worked and I really pleased with the final painting. Used a bit of raw umber for the head feathers which worked really well and Naples Yellow for the other feathers.
These birds are found across eastern and south eastern Australia including Tasmania as well as in the southern parts of Northern Territory and on the Nullarbor Plain in Western Australian. They measure around 10 - 12 cm in length and weigh on average 9 grams.
Yellow Rumped Thornbill measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm Smooth Arches Watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Patrick Kavanagh for the reference photo.