Originally I wasn't going to paint in the reeds but after I had finished the bird, the painting was looking a bit flat so I ended painting them in which then brought the whole painting to life. Really happy with how it turned out in the end.
The Mountain Bluebird is the state bird for Idaho and Nevada. They range in length from 16 - 20 cm and weigh on average 30 grams.
Mountain Bluebird measures 8 x 8 inches and is painted on Raymar Canvas Panel.
Many thanks to Nigel for the reference photo.