These are my first pure bird paintings in some time. And you have no idea how much I enjoyed painting them. No robots, goddesses, or other dominant features in sight: just birds. The first one is a Black Capped Chickadee...one of my favourite little birds to paint. The second is an Australian native species, a Fairy Wren. There are many variants in the Fairy Wren family, and this is just one of them. I noted, after I finished the painting that my painted bird was a bit bigger than a real Fairy Wren...they are generally very tiny and rather gorgeously coloured in jewel tones.
Included on the palette were: Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine, Titanium White, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Yellow Ochre, Sap Green, Permanent Light Green, Cadmium Orange Hue, and Cobalt Blue.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by,