Sunday, 20 August 2017

Pink Robin in acrylics

On one of my holidays to Tasmania a few years back, I specifically went looking for the Pink Robin. On the forest walk, I never come across him but when I got back the car, there he was admiring himself in the car's side mirrors.  I took lots of photos but only ended up painting one aceo from the batch I took mainly because the photos are not the best reference photos to use -  he is sitting on a blue car mirror and the background is not that great either.   900 plus paintings later, I have started to revisit my earlier photos as I see things a little bit differently now.  For this one, I love the tilt of his head but that was about all I liked in the reference photo.  So I ended up adding a branch, changing the background colour and  highlights.  Really love how the painting turned out.

Pink Robin measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

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



Thursday, 17 August 2017

Silver Throated Tanager ACEO in acrylics

I love the feather colours of this one.  Really pleased with how it turned out - everything just seemed to work.

Silver Throated Tanagers are found from Costa Rica through to Panama and western Colombia to western Ecuador,  They measure around 13 cm in length and weigh around 21 grams.


Silver Throated Tanager measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Brian Ralphs for the reference photo.

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Golden Crowned Sparrow ACEO in acrylics

I love the tilt of this ones head.

Golden Crowned Sparrows are a large American Sparrow found in the Western part of North America.  They measure 15 - 18 cm in length  and weigh  between 19 - 35 grams.

Golden Crowned 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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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Chestnut Crowned Warbler in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

Chestnut Crowned Warbler measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Orange Crowned Warbler

I love this ones feather colours and the angle of it's head.

Orange Crowned Warbler measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted in Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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




Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Goldcrest ACEO in acrylics

I have had this one printed out for quite awhile to paint - I keep adding to my pile so some of them get forgotten about until I sort through the pile and rediscover them.

The Goldcrest is the smallest European bird measuring around 8.5 - 9.5 cm in length  and weighing about 4.5 - 7 grams. They are found over much of Eurasia.

Goldcrest measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Ron Knight for the reference photo.

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Hume's Leaf Warbler ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

Hume's Leaf Warblers or Hume's Warblers breed in the mountains of inner Asia and winter mainly in India. They measure around 10 - 11 cm in length and weigh between 5 - 8.8 grams.

Hume's Leaf Warbler measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Ron Knight for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Northern Parula in acrylics

I enjoyed painting this one as everything just seemed to work.

Northern Parula measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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



Friday, 4 August 2017

Mountain Chickadee No 3 in acrylics

I love painting chickadees.  A lot of layers/glazes went into this one to build the depth to the feathers.

Mountain Chickadee No 3  measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth 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, 2 August 2017

Mountain Verditer Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

I love the blue feathers of this one.  I did quite a few layers with glazing in between to get the depth to the feathers.

Mountain Verditer Flycatchers are found in Southeast Asia through to Sumatra.

Mountain Verditer Flycatcher measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for reference photo

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Sedge Warbler ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch singing away.

Sedge Warblers breed in Europe and Asia and winter in Africa.  They measure around 11.5 - 13 cm in length and weigh about 12 grams.

Sedge Warbler 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, 1 August 2017

Evening Grosbeak in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.  I did quite a few layers to the head feathers to get the required depth.

Evening Grosbeak measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Rufous Capped Warbler No 5 in acrylics

I love these ones markings.  Really pleased with how he turned out.

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

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

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Dusky Capped Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

And for the next one I found this one. Really pleased with how it turned out.

Dusky Capped Flycatchers are found in North and South America.  They measure around 18 cm in length and weigh about 19 grams.

Dusky Capped Flycatcher measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.




Yellow Lored Tody Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

This week I felt like painting yellow feathers so  I went specifically looking for some yellow birds to paint.  The first one I come across is this little one and just love how it is perched on the branch.

Yellow Lored Tody Flycatchers are found in Brazil and measure around 8.8 cm in length and weigh about 6.8 grams.

Yellow Lored Tody Flycatcher 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, 25 July 2017

White Necked Jackobin in acrylics

To get the depth to  the feathers, I did quite a few glazes.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

White Necked Jacobin measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

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

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Friday, 21 July 2017

Bluebell Woods No 3 in acrylics

Enjoy painting this one.

Bluebell Woods No 3 measures 8 x 8 inches and is painted on Ampersand Smooth Panel.

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Black Capped Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint as everything just worked.

The Black Capped Flycatcher is found in Costa Rica and Western Panama. They measure around 11.5 cm in length and weigh around 9 grams.

Black Capped Flycatcher 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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Black Bulbul ACEO in acrylics

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

The Black Bulbul is also known as the Himalayan Black Bulbul or Asian Black Bulbul and is found in Southern Asia.  They measure around 24 - 25 cm in length.

Black Bulbul 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, 18 July 2017

Pyrrhuloxia in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

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

Many thank to Andy Morffew for the reference photo.

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Monday, 17 July 2017

Bridled Titmouse in acrylics

I love the tilt of this one's head.

Bridled Titmouse measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

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

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

Yellow Warbler No 3 in acrylics

I love the different angle this one is perched on the branch.  I ended up doing quite a few layers / glazes to build up the depth to the feathers. Really pleased with how it turned out.

Yellow Warbler No 3 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Snowcap ACEO in acrylics

I love this one's feather colours.  I did quite a few glazes to get the depth and colour to the feathers.

Snowcaps are a small hummingbird found in South America. They measure around 6.5 cm in length and weigh about 2.5 grams.  They are found in Cost

Snowcap 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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Black Fronted White Eye ACEO in acrylics

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

Black Fronted White Eyes are found in New Guinea and off shore islands.

Black Fronted White Eye 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, 11 July 2017

Bluethroat in acrylics

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

Bluethroat measures 8 x 8 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Ekaterina Chernetsova for the reference photo.

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Cuban Tody No 2 in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

Cuban Today No 2 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Ekaterina Chernetsova  for the reference photo.

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Summer Tanager in acrylics

I love the red feathers of this one.  Really pleased with how it turned out.

Summer Tanager measures  5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Debra Underwood for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Eastern Kingbird ACEO in acrylics

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

Eastern Kingbirds are native to North America and migrate to South America.  They measure around 19 - 23 cm in length and weigh between 33 - 55 grams.

Eastern Kingbird 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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Violet Crowned Hummingbird ACEO in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint.  I did quite a few layers and glazes to get the depth the feathers.

The Violet Crowned Hummingbird is found in South Eastern Arizona to south western Mexico.  They measure around 10 cm in length and weigh about 5 grams.

Violet Crowned Hummingbird ACEO measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted in Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Bettina Arrigoni for the reference photo.

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Indigo Bunting in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.  I did quite a few glazes to get the depth to the blue feathers.

Indigo Bunting measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

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




Friday, 30 June 2017

Spring Woods in acrylics

And after painting the autumn scene I decided to paint a little spring as well.

Spring Woods measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

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Autumn Days 2 in acrylics

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

Autumn Days 2 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

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Cape May Warbler No 2 in acrylics

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

Cape May Warbler No 2 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Rodney Campbell for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Southern Beardless Tyrannulet ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one feathers are all fluffed up.

Southern Beardless Tyrannulet's are found in South America.  They measure around 10.2 cm in length and weigh about 7.5 grams.

Southern Beardless Tyrannulet 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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White Headed Marsh Tyrant ACEO in acrylics

I really enjoyed painting this one and I love the contract between its white head and black/brown feathers.  I did quite a few glazes to get the depth to its feathers.

White Headed Marsh Tyrant's are found South America.  They measure around 12.7 cm in length and weigh around 15 grams.

White Headed Marsh Tyrant measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Brian Ralphs for the reference photo.

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Azure Kingfisher in acrylics

Enjoyed painting this one - everything just seemed to work.

Azure Kingfisher measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Brian Ralphs for the reference photo.

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Blue Gray Gnatcatcher No 2 in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher No 2 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Rodney Campbell for the reference photo.





Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Royal Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

Royal Flycatchers are found from Southern Mexico through to South America.  There are 4 species of Royal Flycatcher's and they range in length from 15 - 18 cm and weigh between 12.5 - 23.5 grams.

Royal Flycatcher 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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Long Tailed Broadbill ACEO in acrylics

I love this ones feather colours and the tilt of its head.

Long Tailed Broadbills are found in Himalayas through to North Eastern India and South East Asia.  They measure around 25 cm in length and weigh between 50 - 60 grams.

Long Tailed Broadbill measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Versonesi for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Walk in the Woods in acrylics

Enjoyed painting this one - I started off with just the basic placement for the trees and path and then built the painting up from there.

Walk in the Woods measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Blackburnian Warbler No 2 in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

Blackburnian Warbler No 2 measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Rodney Campbell for the reference photo.

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Western Kingbird ACEO in acrylics

This one was a little bit more tricky to paint than I thought it would be.  I had to do quite a few glazes to get the depth to the head feathers.  Rather please with how it turned out in the end.

Western Kingbirds are found in Western North America and Central America.  They measure between 20 - 24 cm in length and weigh between 37 - 46 grams.

Western Kingbird 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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Cuban Pewee ACEO in acrylics

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

Cuban Pewees are also known as Crescent Eyed Pewees and are found in Cuba and Northern Bahamas.  They measure around 16 cm in lengh.

Cuban Pewee measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Ekaterina Chernetsova  for the reference photo.

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Monday, 12 June 2017

Black Faced Warbler in acrylics

I love the markings of this one.  Really pleased with how it turned out.


Black Faced Warblers are found in India, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, China and Vietnam. They measure around 10 cm in length and weigh about 6 grams.

Black Faced Warbler measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Bullock's Oriole ACEO in acrylics

I love the vibrant orange feathers of this one.

Bullock's Orioles are native to Western North America. They measure between 17 - 19 cm in length and weigh between 29 - 43 grams.

Bullock's Oriole 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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Himalayan Bluetail ACEO in acrylics

I love the feather colours of this one.

The Himalayan Bluetail (also known as Himalayan Red Flanked Bush Robin) breeds in the Himalaya's.  They measure around 13 - 15 cm in length and weigh between 13 - 18 grams.

Himalayan Bluetail 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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Friday, 2 June 2017

Bluebell Forest 2 in acrylics

I love painting bluebells so couldn't resist painting this little scene.

Bluebell Forest 2 measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Michael Yates for the reference photo.

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Benson's Rock Thrush ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one's feathers are highlighted by the sunlight.

Benson's Rock Thrushes are found in Madagascar.  They measure around 16 cm in length and weigh between 24 - 28.5 grams.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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White Collared Blackbird ACEO in acrylics

I like how this one is perched on the branch.

White Collared Blackbirds (also known as White Collared Thrush) are found Indian Subcontinent.  They measure around 26 - 28 cm in length and weigh between 96 - 105 grams.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Black Capped Gnatcatcher in acrylics

I loved painting this one as everything just seemed to work and I was able to get the depth to the feathers that I wanted.

Black Capped Gnatcatcher measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.