Monday, 27 June 2016

Bell's Sparrow in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint - everything just seemed to work.

Bell's Sparrows are found Western United States and North Western Mexico.  They measure around 12 - 15 cm in length and weigh between 15 - 22 grams.

Bell's Sparrow measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.


Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.




Thursday, 23 June 2016

River Forest No 2 in acrylics

And for something different, a landscape for a change.  I used the reference photo for the placement of the river but other than that I sort evolved as I painted.

River Forest No 2 measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.




Sacred Kingfisher in acrylics

I was looking at some photos that  I took years ago at Taronga Zoo and came across this one.  Really like the way it is perched on the branch and the angle of its head so decided to paint it.

Sacred Kingfisher measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.





Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Orange Breasted Waxbill in acrylics

I love the feather colours of this one -  really pleased with how it turned out.  I also tried out  a new red (Napthol Crimson) as they have discontinued one of the reds I used to use.  Mixed with yellow it makes a really a nice  vibrant orange which work really well for this painting.

Orange Breasted Waxbill measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Derek Keats for the reference photo.




Thursday, 16 June 2016

American Goldfinch No 2 in acrylics

I love painting yellow birds so couldn't resist painting this one.

American Goldfinch No 2 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

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



Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Lawrence's Goldfinch ACEO in acrylics

Love the feather colours of this one.

Lawrence's Goldfinch's are a small songbird found in North America. They measure around 10 - 12 cm in length and weighs between 9 - 14 grams.

Lawrence's Goldfinch measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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Yellow Breasted Tit ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch singing away.

Yellow Breasted Tits are a subspecies of the Azure Tit and are found in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.


Yellow Breasted Tit measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Wren in acrylics

This one was a bit more tricky to paint than I thought it would be.  I ended up doing a few glazes to  get the depth to the feathers.  Really pleased with how the final painting turned out.

Wren measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Aschi for the reference photo.

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Friday, 10 June 2016

Black Capped Chickadee No 4 in acrylics

I couldn't resist painting this cutie. 

Black Capped Chickadee measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the  reference photo.




Thursday, 9 June 2016

Golden Whistler in acrylics

I hadn't resist painting this one - just love its feather colours.

Golden Whistler measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to  Patrick Kavanagh for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Western Bluebird ACEO in acrylics

Enjoyed painting this one - everything just worked.

Western Bluebirds are found in North America.  They measure between 16 - 19 cm in length and weigh between 24 - 31 grams.

Western Bluebird measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni  for the reference photo.

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Slate Throated Redstart ACEO in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint - everything just worked.

The Slate Throated Redstarts are found from Northern Mexico south to Northern Bolivia.  Depending on their location, their belly feathers vary from red, yellow to orange.  They measure around 12 cm in length.

Slate Throated Redstart measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Horizon in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint.  I combined two reference photos that I took down at Redcliffe - once of the rocks at Redcliffe pier and one of Margate Beach.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Horizon measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.







Monday, 6 June 2016

A few aceo's in acrylics

Here are a few aceo's that I painted - a bit of a mixture this time

Seascape No 6 ACEO - The painting is available to purchase through me Esty Store.  To view the listing, please click here.

Autumn Path ACEO -  Sold
Spring Track ACEO - The painting is available to purchase through me Esty Store.  To view the listing, please click here.

Broad Billed Tody ACEO - I printed the reference photo for this one out to paint ages ago. 

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Many thanks to Ron Knight for the reference photo.




Friday, 3 June 2016

White Breasted Nuthatch in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

White Breasted Nuthatch measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the reference photo.




Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Bananaquit ACEO in acrylics

Love the way this one is perched on the branch.

Bananaquits are found in  the warmer parts for the Americas.  They measure around between 4 - 5 inches in length.

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

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Black Faced Grosbeak ACEO in acrylics

This one  was rather fun to paint - everything just worked.

The Black Faced Grosbeak is found from South Eastern Mexico to Eastern Panama.  They measure around 16.5 cm in length and weigh around 36 grams.

Black Faced Grosbeak measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

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

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Bullock's Oriole in acrylics

I love how the light is hitting the feathers on this one.  Really please with how it turned out.

Bullock's Orioles  are native to  western North America. They are a medium sized songbird measuring between 17 - 19 cm in length and weighing between 29 - 43 grams.

Bullock's Oriole measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni  for the reference photo.

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