Wednesday, 25 March 2015

American Kestrel ACEO in acrylics

I couldn't decide on what two bird aceo's to paint this week.  Finally decided on this lovely falcon.  I am planning on painting the full bird  but I just love its colouring and markings so decided to paint a little head study first.

The American Kestrel is a small falcon found in North and South America.  It measures between 22 - 31 cm in length and weighs  between 80 - 165 grams. 

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

Many thanks to Nigel for the reference photo.