I love the colours of this one. For the tail feathers, I did a few glazes. I used white first to indicate the feathers and then went over with a glaze and then repeated until it looked right.
Violet Eared Waxbill's are found in the drier land of Southern Africa. They measure around 5 inches in length.
Violet Eared Waxbill measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Derek Keats for the reference photo.