Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Common Ringed Plover ACEO in acrylics

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

The Common Ringed Plover breeds in Arctic Eurasia.  They measure around 17 - 19.5 cm in length


Common Ringed Plover measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Ekaterina Chernetsova for the reference photo.

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Lark Sparrow ACEO in acrylics

Love the markings of this one.

Lark Sparrows is are an American Sparrow measures between 15 - 17 cm in length and weigh between 24 - 33 grams.

Lark Sparrow 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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Carolina Wren in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

Carolina Wren measures 6 x 6 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.


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Gray Capped Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

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

Gray Capped Flycatchers are found in South America.  They measure between 16.5 - 18 cm in length weigh between 26 - 30 grams.

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

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Green Backed Tit ACEO in acrylics

I love the markings and feather colours of this one.

Green Backed Tits are found in Asia.  They measure around 12.5 - 13 cm in length  and weigh between 12 - 16.8 grams.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Black Capped Chickadee No 8 in acrylics

Black Capped Chickadee No 8 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.


Thursday, 30 November 2017

Black Capped Chickadee No 7 in acrylics

I love painting chickadee's. Love how this one is all puffed up on a cold winters day.  

Black Capped Chickadee No 7 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, 29 November 2017

Rufous Tailed Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

Really love how this one turned out.  Love the play of light against dark.

Rufous Tailed Flycathers are found in Jamaica. They measure around 24 cm in length and weigh between 38.6 - 43.2 grams.

Rufous Tailed Flycatcher measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Ron Knight for the reference photo.

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Rufous Tailed Hummingbird ACEO in acrylics

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

Rufous Tailed Hummingbirds are found in Central and South America. They measure between 10 - 12 cm in length and weigh around 5.2 grams.

Rufous Tailed Hummingbird 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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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Hammond's Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

And for the second one, I painted this little flycatcher.

Hammond's Flycatchers are a small flycatcher of Western Northern America.  They measures between 12 - 14 cm in length and weigh between 7 - 12 grams.

Hammond's Flycatcher 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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Tickell's Leaf Warbler ACEO in acrylics

Felt like painting yellow feathers this week so this first one - I did quite a few glazes to get the depth to the feathers.

Tickell's Leaf Warblers are found in Asia. They measure 10 - 11 cm in length and weigh around 5.5 7.5 grams.

Tickell's Leaf 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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A few landscape aceo's in acrylics

I enjoyed painting these little landscapes.  I  used a lot of artistic licence as I only use the reference photo to have a rough idea as to where to place the path / stream etc.

Both are available for purchase through Ebay. The first on is Fall Pathway ACEO - to view the listing, click here.



And the second one is Fall Stream ACEO - to view the listing, please click here.



Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Tufted Titmouse No 9 in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint - everything just come together.


Tufted Titmouse No 9 measures 7 x 5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Kelly Strope for the reference photo.

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


Friday, 17 November 2017

Red Faced Warbler in acrylics

Red Faced Warbler 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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Mourning Warbler in acrylics

Mourning Warbler 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, 15 November 2017

Western Kingbird ACEO in acrylics

Love the feather colours of this one - really pleased with how it turned out.

Western Kingbird 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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Fiscal Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

This one was rather fun to paint - everything just seemed to work.  Did quite a few glazes to get the depth to the feathers.


Fiscal Flycatchers are found in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland.  They measure around 17 - 20 cm in length.

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

Many thanks to Brian Ralphs for the reference photo.

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Friday, 10 November 2017

Dusky Flycatcher in acrylics

Love how this ones feathers are all fluffed up.  Really please with how it turned out.

Dusky Flycatcher 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 my Etsy Shop.  To view the listing, please click here.




Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Red Billed Leiothrix ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.  It was a bit more tricky to paint due to the different angle it is perched on the branch but I was up for the challenge.


Red Billed Leiothrix are native to China and the Himalayas.  They were introduced to quite a few countries including Hawaiian Islands in 1918. They measure around 14 - 15 cm in length and weigh between 18 - 28 grams.  They are known by quite a few names including Pekin Robin, Pekin Nightingale, Japanese Nightingale and Japanese Robin.

Red Billed Leiothrix 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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Japanese White Eye ACEO in acrylics

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

The Japanese White Eye is also known as the Mejiro and its native range includes much of east Asia. It was introduce to Hawaii in 1929. They measure around 10 - 11.5 cm in length and weigh between 7.5 - 13.9 grams.

Japanese White Eye 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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Friday, 3 November 2017

Nuthatch No 3 in acrylics

Nuthatches are one of my favourite birds to paint.  I have quite a few favourites 😊.

Nuthatch No 3 measures 8 x 8 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

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


Thursday, 2 November 2017

Yellow Bellied Warbler ACEO in acrylics

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

Yellow Bellied Warblers are found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam.  They measure around 9 cm in length and weigh between 6 - 7 grams.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Black and White Warbler ACEO in acrylics

I love the markings of this one.

Black and White Warblers breed in Northern and eastern North America and winter in Florida, Central America and the West Indies down to Peru.  They measure between 11 - 13 cm in length and weigh between 8 - 15 grams.

Black and White Warbler measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Andy Morffew for the reference photo.

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Mistletoebird in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

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

Many thanks to Michael Pazzani for the reference photo.

To bid in the Daily Paintworks auction, please click here.




Wren in acrylics

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

Wren measures 8 x 8 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Lee Amery for the reference photo.

To bid in the Daily Paintworks auction, please click here.


Thursday, 19 October 2017

Cuban Pewee ACEO in acrylics

I love the tilt of this one's head.

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.

To bid in the Ebay auction, please click here.



Yellow Backed Tanager ACEO in acrylics

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

Yellow Backed Tanager measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

To bid in the Ebay auction, please click here.


Friday, 13 October 2017

Black Headed Grosbeak No 2 in acrylics

I love the feather colours of this one.

Black Headed Grosbeak measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

To bid in the Ebay auction, please click here.


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Red Throated Bee-eater ACEO in acrylics

I love the different feather colours of this one - really pleased with how it turned out.

Red Throated Bee - eater 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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Yellow Weaver ACEO in acrylics

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

Yellow Weaver 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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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Sepia Capped Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

Love the different tilt of this ones head - really pleased with how it turned out - everything just seemed to work.

Sepia 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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Bokmakierie ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch and its yellow feathers.

Bokmakierie are bushshrikes that are found mainly in South Africa and Namibia.  They measure around 22 - 23 cm in lengh

Bokmakierie 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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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Brown Crested Flycatcher ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on top of the branch.

Brown Crested Flycatchers breed in Southern California, Nevada & Texas, central Arizona, Argentina, Bolivia, Trinidad and Tabago. The USA resident birds winter in Mexico or Southern Florida. They measure around 20.3 cm in length and weigh about 30 grams.

Brown Crested Flycatcher 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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Red Crowned Woodpecker ACEO in acrylics

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

The Red Crowned Woodpecker is found from South Western Costa Rica, to South Colombia, Venezuela, Guianas and Tobago.  They measure around 20.5 cm in length and weigh about 48 grams.

Red Crowned Woodpecker 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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Vermilion Flycatcher No 3 in acrylics

I love how the sunlight is  hitting this ones feathers.

Vermilion Flycatcher No 3 measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

To bid in the Daily Paintworks auction, please click here.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Coal Tit No 3 in acrylics

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

Coal Tit No 3 measures 8 x 6 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Aschi for the reference photo.

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Akepa ACEO in acrylics

Love the feather colours of this one.

Akepa are one of Hawaii's smallest forest birds measure around 10 cm in length and weigh about 10 grams.

Akepa 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 Waxbill ACEO in acrylics

This one was a bit more tricky to paint than I thought it would but I got there in the end.

Common Waxbills are native to Sub Sahara Africa but have been introduced to many countries around the world. They measure around 11 - 13 cm in length and weigh between 7 - 10 grams.

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

Many thanks to Alan Schmierer for the reference photo.

To bid in the Ebay auction, please click here.




Thursday, 14 September 2017

Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer ACEO in acrylics

I love this ones different beak - really please with how it turned out.

Cinnamon Bellied Flowerpierces are found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.

Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer 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 Ringed White-Eye ACEO in acrylics

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

Black Ringed White-eyes are also known as Lemon Throated White-eye and are found in Sulawesi and Indonesia.

Black Ringed White-Eye 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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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Common Redpoll No 2

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

Common Redpoll No 2 measures 8 x 8 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Lee Amery for the reference photo.

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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Northern Beardless Tyrannulet ACEO in acrylics

I love the tilt of this one's head.

Northern Beardless Tyrannulet measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Northern Beardless Tyrannulet are found in Arizona and Texas through to Mexico and Central America to Costa Rica.  They measure around 10.2 cm in length and weigh about 7.5 grams.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.
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Large Niltava ACEO in acrylics

I love how this one is perched on the branch.

Large Niltava are a large Asian Flycatcher measuring between 20 - 22 cm in length and weighing between 25 - 40 grams.

Many thanks to Francesco Veronesi for the reference photo.

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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Cuban Tody ACEO in acrylics

I love the feather colours of these birds.

Cuban Tody measure 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Ekaterina Chernetsova for the reference photo.

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Black Throated Blue Warbler ACEO in acrylics

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

Black Throated Blue Warblers breed in North Eastern United States and South Eastern Canada.  They winter in the Caribbean.  They measure 11 - 13 cm in length and weigh between 8 - 12 grams.

Black Throated Blue Warbler measures 3.5 x 2.5 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth Paper.

Many thanks to Ron Knight for the reference photo.

To bid in the Ebay auction, please click here.




Friday, 25 August 2017

Great Spotted Woodpecker in acrylics

I love how this one is clinging to the tree.  I did quite a few glazes to build up the depth to the feathers.

Great Spotted Woodpecker measures 6 x 8 inches and is painted on Colourfix Smooth paper.

Many thanks to Lee Amery for the reference photo.

To bid in the Daily Paintworks auction, please click here.


Kirra Beach 3 in acrylics

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

Kirra Beach  3 measures 12 x 12 inches and is painted on Ampersand Smooth Panel.

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Red Naped Sapsucker ACEO in acrylics

I love this ones markings.

Red Naped Sapsuckers are found in North America.  They measure around 19 - 21 cm in length and weigh between 32 - 66 grams.

Red Naped Sapsucker 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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