Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Golden Browed Warbler ACEO in acrylics

And for the next one, I painted this little one. 

Golden Browed Warblers are found in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.  They measure around 13 cm in length and weigh between 7 - 13 grams.

Golden Browed Warbler measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Three Banded Warbler ACEO in acrylics

I decided to paint a few yellow warblers for this weeks aceo's - this is the first one.

Three Banded Warbler is found in Peru and Ecuador.  They measure around 12.5 cm in lengh and weigh between 8.5 - 11 grams.

Three Banded Warbler measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Spring River in acrylics

I felt like painting a landscape for a change and decided to paint this little scene.  Rather pleased with how it turned out.

Spring River measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Blue Tit No 5 in acrylics

I love the feather colours for the Blue Tit.  Really pleased with how this one turned out.


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

Many thanks to Pixabay for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Pacific Slope Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

This one was a bit more tricky to paint than I thought it would be.  I did quite a few glazes to get the depth to the feathers.


Pacific Slope Flycatchers are native to the coastal regions of western North America.  They measure between 15 - 17 cm in length and weigh between 8 - 12 grams.

Pacific Slope Flycatcher measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni for the reference photo.

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Hermit Warbler ACEO in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint - everything just seemed to work.

Hermit Warblers are found along the west coast of the United States up to Washington and winter in Central America.  They measure around 14 cm in length and weigh between 9 - 13 grams.

Hermit Warbler measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Rufous Capped Warbler No 4 in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint - everything just seemed to work.

Rufous Capped Warbler No 4 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni for the reference photo.

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Friday, 18 November 2016

Grey Crowned Yellowthroat in acrylics

As I love painting yellow feathers, I couldn't resist painting this one. 

Grey Crowned Yellowthroats are found in North and Central America.

Grey Crowned Yellowthroat measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.




Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Baird's Sparrow ACEO in acrylics

This one was a bit more tricky to paint than I thought it would be and I did quite a few glazes to get the depth to the feathers.

Baird's Sparrow are native to the United States, Canada and Mexico.  They measure around 12 cm in length and weigh between 17 - 21 grams.

Baird's Sparrow measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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Common Rosefinch ACEO in acrylics

This one was fun to paint - everything just seemed to work.

Common Rosefinch or Scarlet Rosefinch are found in Asia and Europe.  They measure between 13 - 15 cm in length.

Common Rosefinch measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Monday, 14 November 2016

Chestnut Backed Chickadee No 3 in acrylics

I love how this little guy is perched on the branch and the tilt of his head.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

My brush order arrived today from Rosemary & Co in UK -  I was down to my last spare Designer Pointed Sable Mixture size 4 brush.  I order 10 size 4 brushes so that should last me awhile.  For most of my paintings, I use a flat brush for the background and for the rest of the painting I use a Pointed Size 4 brush.  So I go through quite a few of them as once the  point goes, I have to replace them.  They do last really well through - the last order I placed was back in February and I only order 6 of them.  And finally I sign my name with Rigger Script brush. 

Chestnut Backed Chickadee measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

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







Friday, 11 November 2016

Vermillion Flycatcher No 2 in acrylics

I love the vibrant red feathers of this bird.

Vermillion Flycather No 2 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni for the reference photo.

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Lincoln's Sparrow in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

Lincoln's Sparrows are  found in North and Central America.  They are measure between 13 - 15 cm in length and weigh between 17 - 19 grams

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni for the reference photo.








Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Hooded Oriole ACEO in acrylics

Really pleased with how this one turned out - just love its vibrant orange feathers.

Hooded Orioles are found in South Western United States and Northern Mexico.  They measure between 18 - 20 cm and weigh around 24 grams.

Hooded Oriole measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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Sulphur Breasted Bushshrike ACEO in acrylics

Love the colour of this ones feathers.

Sulphur Breasted Bushshrikes are also known as Orange Breasted Bushshrikes and are found in Africa. They measure between 17 - 19 cm in length and weigh between 24 - 32 grams.

Sulphur Breasted Bushshrike measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Laughing Kookaburra No 2 in acrylics

This is the kookaburra that landed on my back fence a few weeks back.  I managed to take quite a few good reference photos  but I rather like the different angle of his head in this one.  So decided to paint this one first.  I changed the back fence to a branch. 

Laughing Kookaburra No 2 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

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Friday, 4 November 2016

Autumn Path 2 in acrylics

Decided to paint  a landscape for a change.

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

Many thanks to Irene Idler for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Hermit Thrush ACEO in acrylics

Love the markings on this one.

Hermit Thrushes are found in North America.  They measure between 15 - 18 cm in length and between 18 - 37 grams.


Hermit Thrush measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

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

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Kentucky Warbler ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one is posing on the branch.

Kentucky Warbler (Female) measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni  for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Scarlet Robin No 4 in acrylics

I loved watching the little robins when on holiday in Tasmania.   I managed to take the reference photo for this one when I walked down to look at the goats on the property I was staying at.  Saw the female first and then the male.

Scarlet Robin measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

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