I really do love painting birds. I am really glad that I found a photo sharing site were generous photographers allow artists to use their photos as references. Otherwise I wouldn't be able to paint all these beautiful birds from around the world. Plus it is interesting reading up a bit about the bird I have painted. This bird mainly eats seeds and will only occasionally eat insects.
Goldfinch measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painting on 300gsm smooth watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Rodney Campbell for the reference photo.