I love painting the little fairy wren birds. These wrens can be found across most of Australia. They are just not found in Tasmania. I started out painting this one just in acrylics but felt that the feathers needed the addition of some other blues (Cobalt and Phthalo blue) so I ended up also using my watercolour paints.
Variegated Fairy Wren measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks James Niland for the reference photo.