Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Blue Masked Lovebird ACEO in acrylics

I photographed this cutie when visiting a  zoo in Tasmania. I also have another photo of one that I plan to paint but its colouring is green, black and yellow which is their natural colouring.

Lovebirds are native to inland Tanzania, Africa.  The are many different colour variations that have been bred in captivity.  The natural colouring of the lovebird is a green body colour with a mostly black head and a yellow collar. The blue colouring has been bred in captivity.  Lovebirds measure around 13 -17 cm in length weigh between 40 - 60 grams.
Blue Masked Lovebird measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.