Chestnut Breasted Mannikin – Finch Illustration

Chestnut Breasted Mannikin – Finch Illustration – Watercolour – 25×18 cms – SOLD

The third in my watercolour finch illustration series is the Chestnut Breasted Mannikin. The base image comes thanks to my friend and photographerΒ Pete Evans whos work I always love. This little bird was set amongst some basic reeds and grasses which I really loved, so I stripped that all back and reworked this into the new layout, incorporating some scrub acacia into the mix for a splash of colour and botanicals, I love this little composition, it is delicate, interesting, textural and delightful. You can learn more about this project in my blog post