Saturday, 12 April 2014

Tufted Titmouse ACEO in acrylics

I think this bird is adorable and I couldn't resist painting it.  Really pleased how the painting turned out. 
Tufted Titmouse is a small songbird found in North America.  They measure  around  14 - 16 cm in length and weight between 18 - 26 grams.  An interesting fact about them is that they like to line their nests with hair and will sometimes pluck hair directly from living animals.

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

Many thanks to Bill Thompson/USFWS for the reference photo.