Thursday, 29 August 2013

Superb Fairy Wren ACEO in mixed media

I had to paint this one twice - seems to be one of those weeks.  First time round, I just was not happy with the blue feathers - I used ultramarine blue and a bit of prussian blue which just didn't look right.  So the second time round, I used my phthalo blue watercolour paint for the feathers and I am much happier with the result. 

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

Many thanks to Patrick Kavanagh for the reference photo.