Monday, 28 April 2014

Ruby Crowned Kinglet ACEO in acrylics

I love this little bird's red crown. Really happy with the final painting. I did battle a bit with the colour of its feathers until I remembered that I had a tube of raw umber (I hardly ever use it) and that was the colour that I needed for its head and back feathers. 

These little birds are found throughout North American.  They measure around 9 - 11 cm and weigh between 5 - 10 grams

Ruby Crowned Kinglet measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on  300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Nigel for the reference photo.