Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Northern Parula in acrylics

I am really pleased with how this one turned out - everything just seemed to work.

Northern Parula measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gessobord panel.

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Many thanks to Pixabay.com for the reference photo.

Chestnut Sided Warbler ACEO in acrylics

I love the position this little guy is perched and I can just imagine him singing away.

Chestnut Sided Warblers are a small songbird found in North America and Central America. They measures around 10 - 11 cm in length and weigh between 8 -13 grams.

Chestnut Sided Warbler measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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Yellow Olive Flatbill ACEO in acrylics

This one was a little bit more tricky to paint that I originally thought it would be as it took me quite a few goes to get the right colour mix for the feathers.

Yellow Olive Flatbill is also know as Yellow Olive Flycatcher and is found in Central and South America.


Yellow Olive Flatbill measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300 gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Dario Sanches for the reference photo.


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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Superb Fairy Wren in acrylics

I finally managed to get some good shots of the Fairy Wrens down by one of the man - made lakes in my area.  It was a perfect spot - the tree branch didn't have much foliage, the sun light was just right and the wrens stayed around for about 15 minutes hunting for insects and hopping between two branches.


Superb Fairy Wren measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gessobord Panel.


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Monday, 26 October 2015

Black Capped Chickadee No 2 in acrylics

Love the position this one is perched on the branch.  Really pleased with how it turned it.

Black Capped Chickadee No 2measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gessobord Panel.

Many thanks to David Mitchell for the reference photo.


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Friday, 23 October 2015

Autumn River in acrylics

This one ended up looking quite a bit different to the reference photo.  It sort of evolved as I was painting it.

Autumn River measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gessobord Panel.




Wednesday, 21 October 2015

And a few landscape ACEO's in acrylics

I needed a break from detail so painted a few landscape aceo's.


Spring Pathway ACEO - Sold





Autumn Pathway ACEO - Sold


Tufted Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one is all fluffed up.  It was a bit more tricky to paint than I thought it would be.  I ended up using quite a few glazes to get some depth to the feathers.

Tufted Flycatcher breed from North Western Mexico to North Western Ecuador. They measure around  12 cm in length ad weigh about 8.5 grams.


Tufted Flycatcher measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni for the reference photo.

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Rusty Margined Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

Enjoyed painting this one - everything just seemed to work.  I used a few glazes to get the depth to the feathers.

Rusty Margined Flycatchers are found in Northern and Central South America.


Rusty Margined Flycatcher measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Autumn Morning in acrylics

I love the way the light is shining through the trees on this one.  Really pleased with how it turned out.


Autumn Morning measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gessobord Panel.

Many thanks to Penny Colebourne for the reference photo.










Friday, 16 October 2015

Barn Owl in acrylics

I  love the contrast of the bird against the dark background.  I used quite a few glazes to get the depth to the feathers. Really pleased with the final painting.

 
Barn Owl measures approx. 8 x 10 inches and is painted on loose unstretched Fredrix watercolour canvas.

Many thanks to Paul Sherman for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Purple-throated Euphonia ACEO's in acrylics

I love the feather colours of both the male and female of this species so ended up painting both a male and female.  Really pleased with how both painting turned out.

Purple Throated Euphonia are a songbird species found in South America.

Many thanks to Dario Sanches for the reference photos.

So here is the first one -  Purple Throated Euphonia (Female) ACEO - Sold




And the male - Purple Throated Euphonia (Male) ACEO - Sold




Robin no 2 ACEO in acrylics

I love painting robins and I couldn't resist painting this one - love the angle he is perched on the branch.


Robin No 2 measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.


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Many thanks to pixabay.com for the reference photo.

Japanese Robin ACEO in acrylics

Rather pleased with how this one turned out.

Japanese Robin is also known as komadori. They are a songbird found in East Asia, Japan and on Ryukyu Island.


Japanese Robin measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches Watercolour paper.

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Many thanks to pixabay.com for the reference photo.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Black Crested Titmouse in acrylics

Really pleased with how this one turned out.  Everything just seemed to work.

Black Crested Titmouse are also known as Mexican Titmouse.  They are a small songbird found in Texas, Oklahoma and east-central  Mexico. They measure between 14 - 15 cm in length and weigh around 26 grams.

Black Crested Titmouse measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted Ampersand Gessobord Panel.

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni for the reference photo.

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Friday, 9 October 2015

Bald Eagle No 3 in acrylics

I love intensity of this ones gaze.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Bald Eagle No 3 measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gessobord Panel.

Many thanks to Edwin Butter for the reference photo.



Autumn Stream ACEO in acrylics

This week I was painting a few 6 x 6 inch autumn landscapes scenes (which I will blog about in about 2 weeks) and decided to also paint a little aceo one.  I love the colours of autumn. 

Autumn Stream measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on 300 gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Gorgeous Bushshrike ACEO in acrylics

I think the name for this bird is just perfect - I love colours of its feathers.

The Gorgeous Bushshrike is also known Perrin's bushshrike and is found in Africa.

Gorgeous Bushshrike measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Derek Keats for the reference photo.

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Golden Cheeked Warbler ACEO in acrylics

Really pleased with how this turned out - love its yellow face.

The Golden Cheeked Warbler is also known as Gold finch of Texas and is an endangered species.  They measures around 12 - 13 cm in length and weigh  between 7 - 15 grams.

Golden Cheeked Warbler measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni for the reference photo.

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Brambling ACEO in acrylics

I have had this one printed out for a while to paint. Really pleased with how it turned out.

The Brambling is part of the finch family and it is also known cock o' the north or mountain finch. It found across Europe and Asia.


Brambling measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Stefan Berndtsson for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Wilson's Warbler in acrylics

I love the position this one is perched on the branch. He has such an inquisitive expression.  I used quite a few glazes to get the depth to the feathers. 

Wilson's Warbler measures 5 x 7 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gessobord Panel.

Many thanks to Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren for the reference photo.




Thursday, 1 October 2015

A few watercolour landscapes

I felt like a break from detail so painted a few small watercolour landscapes.  They  all measure 5 x 5 inches and are painted on 300gsm Daler Rowney "The Langton" NOT watercolour paper.