I decided to paint both an American Robin and an European Robin. So first up is the American Robin. It is found across Northern America and was named after the European Robin because of the reddish - orange breast but they are not closely related. The America Robin is part of the thrush family whereas the European Robin is part of the flycatcher family. The American Robin ranges in length from 23 to 28 cm and the average weight is around 77 grams.
American Robin measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches Watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Rita Morgan for the reference photo.