I couldn't decide on what two bird aceo's to paint this week. Finally decided on this lovely falcon. I am planning on painting the full bird but I just love its colouring and markings so decided to paint a little head study first.
The American Kestrel is a small falcon found in North and South America. It measures between 22 - 31 cm in length and weighs between 80 - 165 grams.
American Kestrel measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Nigel for the reference photo.