Painting Kuching in Watercolour

Sunbirds

Posted on: 22/03/2011

Continuing on my “Hua Niao”painting, here is the pair of Yellow Breasted sunbirds that are frequent visitors to my garden. The nectar of the Copperleaf (Chrysothemis pulchella) is so delicious they will come to feed several times a day, even when the afternoon gets very hot.

I painted the birds from a number of photographs. They get so engrossed feeding and skipping around singing happy tunes, I could creep up right next to them!

The Copperleaf was painted from the huge specimen there right up against the fence.

Painted on Cotmans watercolour 16” x12” 140lbs coldpressed paper using Holbein watercolours, Aureolin, Alizarin, Gamboge Nova, Royal Blue and Opera. I mixed that brilliant orange from Aureolin and Opera!

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E.LIM


A rank amateur self-taught watercolour artist

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