I had to do a few layers to get the right colour for the body feathers but it was a fun one to paint. Really pleased with the final painting.
As the name suggests, these birds are found in Brazil and are part of the hummingbird family. This is the female - the male has a ruby throat.
Brazilian Ruby measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Dario Sanches for the reference photo.