|Set of 3 birds - each A5 size - commission|
|Set of 3 tulips - each A4 size - commission|
A spotted pardalote, this one on the smooth. I have to stop myself getting too detailed on the smooth paper, with a tiny brush it's possible to paint each feather fibre. I try to keep the birds a little loose and focus on the main features.
News on the honeyeater nest - we checked it a couple of days ago and it was empty. We hope the babies were big enough to move somewhere safer, but more than likely they've been taken by a bigger bird or some other predator. A little bit sad.
While I was away in Sydney on the weekend, Andy spotted two new birds, a scarlet honeyeater which is smaller even than the spinebills, and a golden whistler I think it was, yellow with a black hood.
It seems certain now that I'll have a stand at the pilot Shoalhaven Artisans Market next month, so the next few weeks will be all about preparing for that, mounting watercolours and working out how to display them.