So for my next bird aceo, I painted this little fellow. I decided to go for a two tone background - rather like the effect - just had to be careful not to over blend.
The Striated Thornbill is found in South-Eastern Australia from Southern Queensland to Eastern South Australia They measure around 9 - 10 cm in length and weigh about 7 grams.
Striated 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.