Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Superb Fairy Wren ACEO's in acrylics

I photographed the little female wren last weekend down by the lake near me so decided to paint her together with a little male.

Both measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Bullfinch in acrylics

Love the feather colours of this one. 

Bullfinch measures 5 x 7 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Aschi for the reference photo. 



Thursday, 18 August 2016

Bluebell Woods 2 in acrylics

I haven't painted a Bluebell scene for ages and since Spring is just around the corner I  decided to paint one.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Bluebell Woods 2 measures 8 x 8 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Yellow Breasted Apalis ACEO in acrylics

Love how this one is sitting on the branch.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Yellow Breasted Apalis are found in Africa.  They measure between 11 - 12 cm in length and weigh around 7 - 10 grams

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

Many thanks to Derek Keats for the reference photo.

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Mexican Chickadee ACEO in acrylics

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

As the name suggests, Mexican Chickadees are found in Mexico and also in  the extreme South Eastern Arizona and South Western New Mexico. They measure around 12.5 to 13.5 cm  in length and weigh between 7.5 - 11 grams.

Mexican Chickadee 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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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Hooded Warbler in acrylics

I love the different angle of this ones head.  It was a bit more tricky to paint and I used quite a few glazes to get the depth to the feathers.  Really pleased with how I turned out.

Hooded Warbler measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

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


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Monday, 15 August 2016

Magnolia Warbler No 2 in acrylics

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

Magnolia Warbler No 2 measures 4 x 4 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Hughva for the reference photo.





Friday, 12 August 2016

Clay Coloured Sparrow in acrylics

I love how this one is posing on the branch.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Clay Coloured Sparrow measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the reference photo.


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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Lilac Breasted Roller in acrylics

I really enjoyed painting this one - love this ones  feather colours.  I did quite a few glazes to get depth and colour to its feathers.

Lilac Breasted Roller measures 6 x 8 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Derek Keats for the reference photo.








Blue Breasted Kingfisher ACEO in acrylics

I love this ones blue feathers.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Blue Breasted Kingfisher are a tree kingfisher found in tropical west Africa.  They measure around 25 cm in length.

Blue Breasted Kingfisher 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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Golden Crowned Sparrow ACEO in acrylics

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


Golden Crowned Sparrows are large American Sparrow which are found in western parts of North America.  They measure between 15 - 18 cm in length and weigh between 30 - 33 grams.

Golden Crowned Sparrow 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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Monday, 8 August 2016

Maltese Pup in acrylics

This one was a bit of a challenge to paint re white fur.  I did quite a few layers to get the depth to the fur.  Really please with how it turned out.

Maltese Pup measures 8 x 10 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Pixabay for the reference photo.







Friday, 5 August 2016

Australian Nuthatch in acrylics

I love how this one is posing on the branch. 

Australian Nuthatch measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Smooth Colourfix Paper.

Many thanks to Patrick Kavanagh for the reference photo. 


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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Golden Cheeked Warbler in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch and couldn't resist painting it.

I usually only use phthalo blue in a seascape painting or when painting blue feathers. But when I came to do this one, I accidentally picked up the tube of  phthalo blue paint instead of Ultramarine Blue. So since it was now on my pallet, I decided to experiment with it in my background colours and really like the results.

Golden Cheeked Warbler measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Yellow Bellied Tit ACEO in acrylics

Love position this one is perched on the branch.

Yellow Bellied Tits are found in China.

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

Many thanks to Ron Knight for the reference photo.

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Yellow Faced Grassquit ACEO in acrylics

This one was bit more tricky to paint than I thought it would be.  I did quite a few glazes to get the depth and colour to the feathers.


Yellow Bellied Grassquits are found in Central America tropics and surrounding regions. It measures between 10 - 10.7 cm and weigh around 8 - 10 grams.


Yellow Faced Grassquit measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Ron Knight for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Whinchat in acrylics

This is another one that I have had printed out for ages to paint.  Just had to think about how I was going to paint the flowers and finally decided to give it a go.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Whinchat measures 6 x 8 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.




Monday, 1 August 2016

The Wave in acrylics

I took the reference photo for this one a few years back in Tasmania.  I have had it printed for ages to paint and was finally ready to tackle it.  I often do that - print something out to paint and then ponder how I am going to go about painting it.   Probably  the reason I have such a huge pile of references photo's printed / saved. 

The Wave measures 8 x 6 inches and is painted on Raymar Canvas Panel.

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