Thursday, 27 April 2017

Swamp Sparrow in acrylics

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

Swamp Sparrows are found across Eastern and Central North America. They measure  around 12 - 14 cm in length and weigh between 11 - 24 grams.

Swamp Sparrow measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

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

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Collared Sunbird ACEO in acrylics

I love the feather colours of this one.

Collared Sunbirds breed across must of Saharan Africa. They measure between 9 - 10 cm in length and weigh between 5 - 11 grams.

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

Many thanks to Brian Ralphs for the reference photo.

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Acorn Woodpecker ACEO in acrylics

I love the angle of this ones head.

Acorn Woodpeckers are found in North and Central America.  They measure between 35 - 43cm in length and weigh between 65 - 90 grams.

Acorn Woodpecker 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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Friday, 21 April 2017

Macgillivray's Warbler in acrylics

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

Macgillivray's Warbler measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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African Yellow Warbler ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

The African Yellow Warbler is found in Africa. It is also known as the Natal Yellow Warbler, dark capped warbler or yellow flycatcher warbler.  They measure around 13 cm in length and weigh between 10 - 15 grams.

Many thanks to Francesco Versonesi for the reference photo.

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White Browed Babbler ACEO in acrylics

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

White Browed Babblers are found in central and southern Australia. They measure between 17 - 21cm in length and weigh around 40 grams.

Many thanks to Patrick Kavanagh for the reference photo.

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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Song Sparrow in acrylics

And of course I also had to try out the panel for a bird painting so decided to paint this one.  Really love how I can blend the background colours and build up the layers.

Song Sparrow measures 8 x 8 inches and is painted on Ampersand Smooth panel.

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

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Spring River 2 in acrylics

When ordering some more paper from the Art shop I use, I noticed that they are now stocking Ampersand Panels.  I have always wanted to try the Ampersand Smooth panels so decided to order a few.

I love the surface of these panels - they are so smooth (much smoother than the gessobord panels) and the paint just glides on in a very similar way when using  the Colourfix Smooth Paper.

I will definitely will purchase a few more.

Spring River 2 measures 12 x 12 inches and is painted on Ampersand Smooth Panel.

Many thanks to Galyna Lee for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

White Browed Sparrow Weaver ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one is perching on the branch.

White Browed Sparrow Weavers are found throughout central and North Central Southern Africa.  They measure between 17 - 19 cm  in length and weigh between 31 - 59 grams.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Black Phoebe ACEO in acrylics

I felt like a bit of a challenge so decided to paint this lovely black bird.  It always tricky painting black feather but with quite a few glazes , you can build up depth to the feathers. Really pleased with how it turned out.

Black Phoebe's are found in North, Central and South America.  They measure around 16 cm in length and weigh between 15 - 22 grams.


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

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Red Browed Finch in acrylics

Love how this one is perched on the branch.

Red Browed Finch measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Jim Bendon for the reference photo.

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Friday, 7 April 2017

Tropical Beach in acrylics

For something a little bit different, I painted this little seascape scene.

Tropical Beach measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gessobord Panel.

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Madagascar Kingfisher in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

Madagascar Kingfisher measures 6 x 8 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Brian Ralphs for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Common Redpoll in acrylics

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

Common Redpoll measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the reference photo.

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Horned Lark in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch and the angle of its head.

Horned Larks are found across the Northern Hemisphere.  In Europe they are known as Shore Lark.  They measure between 16 - 20 cm and weigh between 28 - 48 grams.

Horned Lark 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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Pyrrhuloxia ACEO in acrylics

I love the feather colours of this one.

Pyrrhuloxia is a song bird found in North America.  They measure around 21 cm length and weigh between 24 - 43 grams.

Pyrrhuloxia 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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Friday, 31 March 2017

Autumn Waterfall in acrylics

I haven't painted a waterfall for ages so decided to painting this lovely autumn waterfall.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Autumn Waterfall measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gesssobord Panel.

Many thanks to Sandie Bell for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Blue Grosbeak ACEO in acrylics

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

Blue Grosbeaks are found in North and Central America.  They measure between 14  - 19 cm in length and weigh between 26 - 32 grams.

Blue Grosbeak 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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Yellow Grosbeak ACEO in acrylics

I love the feather colours of this one.

Yellow Grosbeak are found in Western Mexico and Guatemala and few stray into Southern Arizona in the United States. They measure around 24 cm in length and weigh about 62 grams.

Yellow Grosbeak 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, 28 March 2017

Pale Yellow Robin in acrylics

I love how this little guy is perched on the log. Really pleased with how it turned out.

Pale Yellow Robin measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Michael Pazzani for the reference photo.

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Andy Morffew for the reference photo.

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Eastern Wood Pewee ACEO in acrylics

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

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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Cinnamon Becard ACEO in acrylics

I love the feather colours of this one.

Cinnamon Becard's are found in Latin America. They measure around 14 cm in length and weigh between 17 - 22 grams.

Cinnamon Becard 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, 21 March 2017

Cardinal in acrylics

I love the vibrant red feathers of the Cardinal.

Cardinal measures 4 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper

Many thanks to Kelly Strope for the reference photo.

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Bluebell Path in acrylics

I changed this one a bit when compared to the reference photo by adding in the bluebells.


Bluebell Path  measures 8 x 8 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Cape May Warbler in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

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

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Black Capped Vireo ACEO in acrylics

Black Capped Vireo 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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Boreal Chickadee ACEO in acrylics

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


Boreal Chickadee measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the reference photo.

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Friday, 10 March 2017

Autumn Woodlands in acrylics

It doesn't feel much like autumn at the moment as it is still rather hot here in Brisbane.  So the next best thing was to paint an Autumn scene instead.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Autumn Woodlands measures 8 x 8 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

House Finch ACEO in acrylics

Love how this one is all puffed up.

House Finches are native to western North America. They measure between 12.5 - 15 cm in length and weigh between 16 to 27 grams.

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

Many thanks to Linda Anderson for the reference photo.

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Spot Breasted Parrotbill ACEO in acrylics

I love the colouring of this one and is different type of beak. 

Spot Breasted Parrotbill's are found in China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Bangladesh and Vietnam.  The measure between 18 - 22 cm in length and weigh between 26 - 40 grams.

Spot Breasted Parrotbill 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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Tufted Titmouse No 10 in acrylics

This is another bird that I love to paint.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Tufted Titmouse No 10 measures 6 x 4 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

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

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Mountain Chickadee No 2 in acrylics

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

Mountain Chickadee No 2 measures 6 x 4 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the reference photo.

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Friday, 3 March 2017

Snow Leopard Cub in acrylics

I love this snow leopard cubs blue eyes,  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Snow Leopard Cub measures 8 x 10 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Emmanuel Keller for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Granny Smith Apple in acrylics

For something a bit different, I decided to paint  a still life. 

Granny Smith Apple measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

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African Stonechat ACEO in acrylics

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

African Stonechat's are found in Sub Saharan Africa.

African Stonechat 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 Eared Sibia ACEO in acrylics

White Eared Sibia's are found in Taiwan.  They measure between 22 - 24 cm in length and weigh around 48 grams.

White Eared Sibia 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, 28 February 2017

Black Capped Chickadee No 6 in acrylics

I love painting chickadees and everything just seemed to work with this one.

Black Capped Chickadee No 6 measures 6 x 4 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the reference photo.

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Winter Wren in acrylics

It is always a bit more tricky to paint something that is more or less the same colour but I like the challenge.  I ended doing quite a few glazes to build up the depth to the feathers.

Winter Wren measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

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


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Friday, 24 February 2017

Clay Coloured Sparrow No 2 in acrylics

I love the tilt of this ones head.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Clay Coloured Sparrow No 2  measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

House Wren ACEO in acrylics

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

House Wrens are found in North & South America.  They measure between 11 - 13 cm in length and weigh between 10 - 12 grams.

House Wren 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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Gray Catbird ACEO in acrylics

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

Gray Catbirds are found in North & Central America.  They measure between 21 - 24 cm and weigh  between 23 - 56 grams.

Gray Catbird 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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Blue Tit No 6 in acrylics

I loved painting this fluffy little guy. 

Blue Tit No 6 measures 4 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Aschi for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Boreal Chickadee No 2 in acrylics

This one was fun to paint - everything just worked.

Boreal Chickadee No 2 measures 6 x 4 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the reference photo.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Coal Tit No 2 in acrylics

I love how this one stands out from the background.  I did quite a few glazes / layers to build up the depth to the feathers and I love how it turned out.

Coal Tit No 2 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Andy Morffew for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

American Tree Sparrow ACEO in acrylics

And for the next one, I a paint an American Tree Sparrow - also love this ones markings and colouring.

American Tree Sparrows are found in North America.  They measure around 14 cm in length and weigh 13 - 28 grams.

American Tree Swallow 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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Black Throated Sparrow ACEO in acrylics

For this weeks bird aceo's I decided to paint some sparrows.  This is the first one a Black Throated Sparrow - I love its markings.

Black Throated Sparrows are found in South Western United States and Mexico.  They measure around 12 - 14 cm in lengh and wieh betewenn 11 - 15 grams.

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

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Green Kingfisher in acrylics

I love how this little kingfisher is perched on the branch.  I pulled out my tube of Sap Green for the final glazes together with Transparent Yellow for the highlights.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Green Kingfisher measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Brian Ralphs for the reference photo.

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Lesser Kiskadee in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint.  I did quite a few layers / glazes to get the depth to the feathers and I love how the  bird is offset against the dark background.

Lesser Kiskadee measures 4 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Brian Ralphs for the reference photo.

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