Thursday, 6 March 2014

Vivid Niltava ACEO in acrylics

I am really pleased how this one turned out.  Love how the bird stands out from the tree trunk.  Used an old bristle brush to paint the texture of the tree - worked rather well. 

These birds are China, Taiwan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.  They are a member of the Old World Flycatcher family and measure around 16cm.

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

Many thanks to Ron Knight for the reference photo.