Friday, 30 September 2016

Mexican Chickadee in acrylics

I love the position of this ones head. 

Mexican Chickadee measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni  for the reference photo.




Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Rudd's Apalis ACEO in acrylics

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

Rudd's Apalis's are found in Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa.  They measure around 13 cm in length and weigh about 10 grams.

Rudd's Apalis measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Derek Keats for the reference photo.

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Yellow Fronted Tinkerbird ACEO in acrylics

This one was a bit of a challenge to paint re the angle of its head.  Really pleased with how it turned out. 

Yellow Fronted Tinkerbirds are found in Africa.  They measure between 10.5 - 12 cms and weigh between 8 - 20 grams.

Yellow Fronted Tinkerbird measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Kingfisher in acrylics

I love how this one is sitting on the branch.

Kingfisher measures 10 x 8 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Paul Sawford for the reference photo.



Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Oak Titmouse in acrylics

Loved painting this one - everything just seemed to work.

Oak Titmouse measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni  for the reference photo.

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Lesser Striped Swallow ACEO in acrylics

I love this ones markings and rather enjoyed the challenge of painting them.

Lesser Striped Swallow is a large swallow found in Africa. They measure around 10 - 15 cm in length.

Lesser Striped Swallow measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Derek Keats for the reference photo.

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Phainopepla ACEO in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint as it is always a bit tricky when painting just black feathers.  Rather pleased with how it turned out.

Phainopepla's are a songbird found in South Western United States and Mexico.  Its name is derived from the Greek words phain pepla which means "shining robe" and is in reference to the males shiny jet black plumage.  They measure around 18 - 21 cm in length and weigh between 18 - 28 grams.  A individual bird can eat up to 1100 mistletoe berries in one day if they are available.

Phainopepla measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Nuthatch in acrylics

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

Nuthatch measures 5 x 7 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Steven Derek for the reference photo.

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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Rufous Capped Warbler No 3 in acrylics

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

Rufous Capped Warbler No 3 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, 14 September 2016

Pied Puffbird ACEO in acrylics

I couldn't resist painting this one - just love how it all puffed up.

Pied Puffbirds are found in South America from Costa Rica through to Brazil.

Pied Puffbird measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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White Crowned Sparrow ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.  This is an immature one  as it's black and white head stripes have not yet fully developed. 

White Crowded Sparrows are native to North America.  They measure around 15 - 16 cm in length and weigh between 25 - 28 grams.

White Crowned Sparrow measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Emu in acrylics

I took the reference photo for this one a few years back.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

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

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Friday, 9 September 2016

Western Bluebird in acrylics

I love the angle of this ones head. 

Western Bluebird measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Linda Anderson for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

White Throated Spadebill ACEO in acrylics

I love the different shaped beak of this one.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

White Throated Spadebills are found in Tropical Americas.  They measure around 9.7 cm in  length and weigh around 9.3 grams.


White Throated Spadebill measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Eastern Wood Pewee ACEO in acrylics

Love how this one is perched on the branch.

Eastern Wood Pewees are found in North America.  They measure around 15 cm in length and weigh between 10 - 19 grams

Eastern Wood Pewee measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

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

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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Autumn Days in acrylics

I love painting the autumn colours.  Really love how this one turned.

Autumn Days measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Shanna Leigh for the reference photo.



Sunday, 4 September 2016

Marsh Wren in acrylics

This one was really fun to paint - everything just seemed to work and I love its perky tail.

Marsh Wrens are a small North American songbird.  They measure between 10 - 14 cm length and around weigh 9 - 14 grams.

Marsh Wren measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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Little Rock Thrush ACEO in acrylics

Love this ones feather colours.

Little Rock Thrushes are found in Africa.  They measure between 15 - 16 cm and are the smallest of the rock thrushes.

Little Rock Thrush measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Friday, 2 September 2016

Robin No 12 in acrylics

I love painting robins so decide to paint this little guy.

Robin No 12 measures 4 x 4 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Aschi for the reference photo.

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