Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Red Backed Fairy Wren ACEO

This little fellow lives down the road from me - down by the lake.  (The residential estate I live in, has a lot of manmade lakes with nature corridors which are  link with  walking / cycling paths.)  I have being trying for ages to take a good reference photo and eventually I  used a photo that is not the best but it gave me a reference point to do a painting from.   I am rather pleased how it turned out.    I love watching them - they just don't sit still for very long. They are tiny birds  measuring around 11.5 cm and that includes the 6cm tail and on average weigh 8 grams.

Red Backed Fairy Wren measure 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on 300 gsm smooth watercolour paper.