I few weeks ago I painted an aceo of just this birds lovely head but I also wanted to paint the full bird. I wanted a square format but the 6 x 6 and 8 x 8 panels were a just a bit small. So in the end I decided to paint it on unstretched canvas which can then be rolled and posted in a mail tube thereby keeping postage costs down.
I am really pleased with the painting and enjoyed painting on larger scale so I think will be doing a few more larger format paintings.
American Kestrel measures 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 inches) and is painted on loose unstretched Fredrix Watercolour canvas.
Many thanks to Nigel for the reference photo.
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