Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Violet Backed Starling ACEO in acrylics

I ended up using Magenta and Ultramarine blue to create the violet / purple feathers which seemed to work rather well.

The Violet - Backed Starling is widely found on mainland sub - Saharan Africa.  It is also known as   Plum-coloured Starling or Amethyst Starling.  They measure around 18 cm in length.

Violet Backed Starling 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.