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.