Thursday, 9 October 2014

Yellow Breasted Apalis ACEO in acrylics

I love the colouring of this bird.  I used a combination of Ultramarine Blue, Transparent Yellow, Yellow Ochre and a bit of raw umber to create the olive green feathers - worked rather well.  Really pleased with the final painting.

The Yellow Breasted Apalis is found in Sub Saharan Africa and are about 11 - 13 cm in length.

Yellow Breasted Apalis measures 3.5 x 2. 5inches and is painted on 300gsm Smooth Arches watercolour paper.

Many thanks to Derek Keats for the reference photo.