Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Red Breasted Nuthatch in acrylics

Really pleased with how this one turned out - everything just seemed to work.

Red Breasted Nuthatch measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the reference photo.





Thursday, 26 May 2016

Mountain Chickadee in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.  Really pleased with the depth  I managed to achieve between the bird and the background.

Mountain Chickadee measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the reference photo.

The painting is available for purchase through Ebay.  To view the listing, please click here.



Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Scarlet Tanager ACEO in acrylics

Love the vibrant red feathers of this one.

Scarlet Tanager are a medium sized American Songbird.  The measure between 16 - 17 cm in length and weigh around 23 - 38 grams.

Scarlet Tanager measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Rodney Campbell (Morguefile) for the reference photo.

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White Browed Blackbird ACEO in acrylics

This one was a bit tricky to paint re black feathers.  I used a  few glazes to get the depth to the feathers. 

White Browed Blackbird's are found in north-eastern Brazil and in southern South America.  

White Browed Blackbird measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Morguefile for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Autumn River 2 in acrylics

I nearly gave up on this one.  I started it and didn't like how it was going so decided to wipe it and paint something else instead.  But after wiping it, the basic elements of the painting were still visible and I still liked the composition so decided to give it another go.  Glad that I started again as I am really pleased with how it turned out.

Autumn River 2 measures 10 x 8 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Ro Lovelock for the reference photo.

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Monday, 23 May 2016

Siskin Portrait in acrylics

Really love how this one turned out.  I used quite a few glazes to get the depth and colour to the feathers.


Siskin Portrait measures 5 x 5 inches  and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Aschi for the reference photo.




Thursday, 19 May 2016

Ruby Crowned Kinglet No 3 in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint. I used quite a few glazed to get the depth to the feathers.

Ruby Crowned Kinglet No 3 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks Michael Pazzani for the reference photo.



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Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Kentucky Warbler ACEO in acrylics

I love painting yellow birds so I decided to also paint this little guy.

Kentucky Warblers are found in North and Central America.  They measure around 13 cm in length and weigh between 10 - 14 grams.

Kentucky Warbler measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Andy Reago and Chrissy McClarren for the reference photo.

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Yellow Crowned Bishop ACEO in acrylics

I have had this printed out for ages to paint. Each week I keep adding to my growing pile of references and the earlier print outs end up at the bottom. So I have decided that each week I am going to try and paint at least one painting from a reference photo that I printed out ages ago.

Really pleased with how this one turned out - everything just seemed to work.

Yellow Crowned Bishop measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Michael Pazzani for the reference photo.

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Prairie Warbler ACEO in acrylics

Love the tilt of this ones head - really pleased with how it turned out.

Prairie Warbler measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Coloufix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren for the reference photo.

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Red Capped Robin ACEO in acrylics

Love how this one is perched on the branch .

Red Capped Robin ACEO measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Patrick Kavanagh for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Silvereye No 2 in acrylics

Silvereye No 2 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Patrick Kavanagh  for the reference photo.





Monday, 16 May 2016

Chestnut Backed Chickadee No 2 in acrylics

Love how this one is cling to the branch.

Chestnut Backed Chickadee No 2 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Janine Russell for the reference photo.






Thursday, 12 May 2016

Blue Tit ACEO in acrylics

This is another favourite one to paint.  Love how this one is perched on the branch.

Blue Tit measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Kev Chapman for the reference photo.

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Kingfisher ACEO in acrylics

I love painting kingfishers - just love their colours.

Kingfisher measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Paul Sherman for the reference photo.

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Cardinal in acrylics

Love how the sunlight is hitting this ones feathers.

Cardinal measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Barbara Swinton for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Baltimore Oriole ACEO in acrylics

Love the vibrant orange feathers of this one.

Baltimore Oriole measures 2.5 x 3.50 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the reference photo.

To bid in the Ebay auction, please click here.


Moussier's Redstart ACEO in acrylics

Enjoyed painting this one - everything just seemed to work.

The Moussier's Redstart is found  the Atlas Mountains of Northwest Africa.  They are the smallest redstart measuring only 12 cm in length and weighing between 14 - 15 grams.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Spotted Towhee in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the log   I used quite a few glazes to get the depth to the feathers.

Spotted Towhee measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Janine Russell for the reference photo.  







Monday, 9 May 2016

Prothonotary Warbler in acrylics

Really pleased with how this one turned out.  I used quite a few glazes to get the depth to the feathers.

Prothonotary Warbler measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren for the reference photo.

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Friday, 6 May 2016

Blue Tit No 4 in acrylics

I love the angle this little guy has his head tilted. 

Blue Tit No 4 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks to ChrissyM for the reference photo.

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Grey Fantail ACEO in acrylics

This little one was rather fun to paint.

Grey Fantail measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Patrick Kavanagh for the reference photo.

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Baby Wrens in acrylics

I couldn't resist painting these cute little wrens.  They were so much fun to paint and I am really pleased with how the painting turned out.  I used quite a few glazed to get the depth to the feathers.

Baby Wrens measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Robyn Lovelock for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Bushtit in acrylics

Love how this little one is all fluffed up.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Bushtit measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede paper.

Many thanks Janine Russell for the reference photo.







American Goldfinch ACEO in acrylics

I love the way this one is perched on the branch.

American Goldfinch measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to David A Mitchell for the reference photo.

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White Collared Manakin ACEO in acrylics

In love the contrast between the white feathers of this one and the dark background.

White Collared Manakin's are found from South Eastern Mexico to Costa Rica and also in the extreme west of Panama.  They measure around 11 cm in length and weigh about  18.5 grams.

White Collared Manakin measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix 500gsm Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Harris Hawk ACEO in acrylics

I have had this one on my to paint list for a while to paint. Love the close up crop of its face.

Harris Hawk measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper

Many thanks to Gary Jones for the reference photo.

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European Goldfinch in acrylics

I have had this one printed out for ages to paint and come across it again when I was sorting out my pile of reference photos. 

European Goldfinch measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Suede Paper.

Many thanks to Gary Jones for the reference photo.