Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Malachite Kingfisher ACEO in acrylics

So this is another species of kingfisher - if I have counted correctly this makes  5 species that I have painted.  It is rather amazing how many different species of kingfisher there are.  I have a few more reference photos of other species that I plan to paint - just haven't decided if I will paint them in the ACEO size or in a larger format.

These kingfishers are  widely distributed in Africa south of the Sahara.  It is small bird measuring  only 13 cm in length. 

Malachite Kingfisher 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.