Friday, 20 December 2013

Double Eyed Fig Parrot in Acrylics

I was a bit worried painting this one as there was a lot of green.  It was  interesting painting the green figs to stand out again the  the green feathers.  I find that Ultramarine Blue and transparent yellow mixed together makes a lovely green.  I am rather pleased how it turned out in the end.

Double Eyed Fig Parrots are Australia's smallest parrot being on average around 14 cm in length.  They are found down the east coast of Australia from Cape York Peninsula to northern New South Wales. They are also found in New Guinea. 

Double Eyed Fig Parrot measures 6 x 4 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to James Niland for the reference photo.