Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Fall River in acrylics

I decided to paint an autumn scene.  Not that you would think it was autumn here in Brisbane as it still rather hot.  Hopefully we will get a cooler change coming through soon and we will have a cooler April.

Fall River measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gessobord panel.

Many thanks to Ronald Shepard for the reference photo that inspired this painting.






Hepatic Tanager ACEO in acrylics

Really enjoyed painting this one. Was rather tricky getting the depth to the red feathers and I
ended up using quite a few glazes to get there.

Hepatic Tanager's are a medium sized American songbird. They measure around 20 cm in length and weigh between 23 - 47 grams.

Hepatic Tanager 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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Blue Dacnis ACEO in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint.  I love how her feathers are all fluffed up. 

The Blue Dacnis or Turquoise Honeycreepy are found in Central and South America.  The male is mainly turquoise blue whereas the females and immature are mainly green with a blue head. They measure around 12.7 cm in length and weigh about 13 grams.

Blue Dacnis measures 2.5 x 3.5 inchs and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Dario Sanches for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Red Breasted Nuthatch in acrylics

I have quite a few Nuthatch reference photos printed out to paint- I just love painting them.  This one I have had printed out for a while to paint.  Also got another one that I painted on the Colourfix Suede paper so will blog that one in the next few days.

Red Breasted Nuthatch measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted Ampersand Gessobord Panel.

Many thanks to Dave Slaughter for the reference photo.

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Monday, 28 March 2016

Blackburnian Warbler in acrylics

I love the position this one is perched on the branch. 

Blackburnian Warbler measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix 500gsm Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.








Thursday, 24 March 2016

Great Tit in acrylics

I really love the position this one is perched on the log.

Great Tit measures  5 x 5 inches and is painted Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Ashci for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Red Breasted Nuthatch ACEO in acrylics

I love painting these birds - just love their feather colours and they way they perch to tree trunks.

Red Breasted Nuthatch measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix 500gsm Suede Paper.

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the reference photo.

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Rusty Margined Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

Decided to paint another Rusty Margined Flycatcher - just love its yellow feathers.

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

Many thanks to Ron Knight for the reference photo.

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Nelson's Sparrow ACEO in acrylics

Love the colours of this one.

Nelson's Sparrows are a small secretive sparrow found in North America. It measures 11 - 13 cm in length and weighs between 19 - 21 grams.

Nelson's Sparrow measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

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

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Painted Redstart in acrylics

This little one was rather fun to paint. Love how he is perched on the branch.

Painted Redstart measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix 500 gsm Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Versonesi for the reference photo.



Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Vermilion Flycatcher in acrylics

Love the vibrant feather colours of this one.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Vermilion Flycatcher measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix 500gsm Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Monday, 21 March 2016

Yellow Hibiscus in acrylics

This one took quite a few glazes to get the depth to the petals. 

Yellow Hibiscus measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on 360 gsm Pastelmat paper.

Many thanks to Fiana Gerzon for the reference photo.


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Friday, 18 March 2016

Golden Crowned Warbler in acrylics

Love the feather colours of this one - really pleased with how it turned out.

Golden Crowned Warbler measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix 500gsm Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.



Thursday, 17 March 2016

Marsh Tit in acrylics

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

Marsh Tit measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix 500gsm Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Frank Vassen for the reference photo.



Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Harris's Sparrow ACEO in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint - love its markings.

Harris's Sparrows are found in North America.  They measure between 17 - 20 cm in length  and weigh between 26 - 49 grams.  This one is non breeding male.   A breeding male would have more grey / black face as opposed to a buffy face.


Harris's Sparrow measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm Arches Watercolour paper.

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

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Lemon Bellied Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

Love how this one is sitting on the branch and how the sunlight is hitting the feathers.

Lemon Bellied Flycatchers are found in Tropical Northern Australia.  They measure around 12 - 14 cm in length.

Lemon Bellied 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, 15 March 2016

Chaffinch in acrylics

Love the colours of this little guy.  Really pleased with out it turned out.

Chaffinch measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix 500gsm Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Steven Derek for the reference photo.

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Monday, 14 March 2016

Common Tody Flycatcher in acrylics

Love the bright yellow feathers of this one.

Common Tody Flycatcher measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix 500gsm Suede Paper.

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

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Friday, 11 March 2016

Common Kingfisher in acrylics

Love the colours of this one -  really pleased with how it turned out. 

Common Kingfisher measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix 500gsm Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Dave Webb for the reference photo.





Thursday, 10 March 2016

Ringed Kingfisher in acrylics

I have had this one printed out for ages to paint.  Love the angle it is perched on the branch. Really pleased with how it turned out.

Ringed Kingfisher measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix 500gsm Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Frank Vassen for the reference photo.


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in acrylics

I couldn't resist painting this cute little guy.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted Colourfix 500gsm Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Christine C for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Pale Naped Brush Finch ACEO in acrylics

And for the my next one, I painted this cute little one.  Really love the angle it is perched on the branch.

Pale Naped Brush Finches are found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.


Pale Naped Brush Finch 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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Yellow Throated Warbler ACEO in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint and I love how it turned out.

Yellow Throated Warblers are found in North America.  They measure between 13 - 14 cm in length and weigh around 9 - 11 grams.

Yellow Throated 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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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Black Headed Grosbeak in acrylics

I love the angle this one is perched on the branch. 

Black Headed Grosbeak measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix 500gsm Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer   for the reference photo.


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Monday, 7 March 2016

Chestnut Backed Chickadee in acrylics

Really pleased with how this one turned out.

Chestnut Backed Chickadee measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted 500gsm Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Bettina  Arrigoni  for the reference photo.

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Friday, 4 March 2016

Bluebell Stream in acrylics

I decided to paint a bluebell landscape for a change.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Bluebell Stream measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gessobord panel.





Thursday, 3 March 2016

Blue Tit No 3 in acrylics

I am still enjoying painting on the Colourfix Suede paper.  I really do love how the paint moves around on this surface - I seem to be able to blend it more easily as it seems to stay workable for just bit longer and I love how I can build up the layers / glazes.

I couldn't resist painting this cute little guy - love the way he is perched on the rock.

Blue Tit No 3 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix 500gsm Suede paper.

Many thanks to Aschi for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Tawny Capped Euphonia ACEO in acrylics

I love the colouring of this one.

Tawny Capped Euphonia's are found in Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama.


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

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Oak Titmouse ACEO in acrylics

I couldn't resist painting this cute little fellow.  Really love how it turned out.

Oak Titmice are found from Southern Oregon to Baja California in the US.  They weigh between 10 - 21 grams.

Oak Titmouse 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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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Townsend's Warbler in acrylics

Love how this one is perched on the branch - really pleased with how it turned out.


Townsend's Warbler measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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