I probably coulda put this up a few days ago, only I was waiting to get the second little fantail finished too before I did so. Now that they are both complete I feel happier about posting them up, rather than as two separate but similar ones. Yawn.
What started as an add on to the little run of orchid pics, which I then introduced birds to, has mutated into a new little series – Still on tea stained Khadi paper, but these ones are Nz natives. Again they are in pairs, but also perched on native plants.
I think I may be missing home *read : friends and family* Though it could just be that our apartment seems to be surrounded only by massive black crows. Much as I like these fierce looking beasties – I actually saw one flying past with an entire stolen muffin in it beak a few months back – They just dont cut it in the song department.
Anyways. I was really pleased with how these were turning out after finishing the first fantail (top). That is, until I started painting up the next bird pair while working on the second Fantail – Tui perched on flax flowers, and really striking. Now these two seem a bit overcrowded in comparison… I think I’ll stick to less busy plants, And let the stained Khadi paper show through more after this.