Friday, 12 July 2013

Superb Fairy Wren ACEO in acrylics

This is one of my favourite birds.  I have tired to take photos of the group that  lives in the nature corridor around my area but without much success - they tend to stay in the trees and never seem to stay still long enough for me to get a good shot. But I will keep trying.

I originally had a greener background but it was detracting from the little wren so I toned it done a bit with a very thin wash of yellow ochre.

Superb Fairy Wren measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painting on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Wayne Butterworth for the reference photo.