Thursday, 9 October 2014

Black Capped Chickadee ACEO in acrylics

For this one, I experimented a bit with the background - I created more of a mottled effect by not blending it as much.  I really like the effect that it created so now I want to experiment with a larger background - will see how it goes.  Really pleased how this little chickadee turned out.

The Black Capped Chickadee is a small songbird found in North America.  An interesting fact about them is that they hide seeds and other food items to eat later.  They can remember thousands of spots were they have hidden food.  They measure around 12 - 15 cm in length and weigh between 9 - 14 grams.

Black Capped Chickadee measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm Smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Rodney Campbell for the reference photo.

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