Friday, 21 March 2014

Red Bishop ACEO in Acrylics

I love the vibrancy of this bird's feathers. It was a bit of a balancing act to lighten the feathers without turning them pink.  I also thought the bird wasn't standing out enough from the background so I ended up darkening the background and I am really happy how it turned out in the end.

Red Bishops (also known as Southern Red Bishops) are found in Africa South of the Equator.

Red Bishop measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Derek Keats for the reference photo.