Way back when I picked out my frames for the work I put up in Sketch and Tulip, I also managed to get my grubby mitts on a set of three extra blank frames of the same type, that I could fill later at my leisure. Well my little Tanager and Orchid pieces got me on a bit of a roll, and the next obvious course to take was to combine the two together.
This is the first piece completed. I wanted an off-white background, so used the tea stain method I usually use with the handmade Khadi paper, only this time on Stonehenge hot press printing paper. Its given it a lovely soft tan colour which complements really well with the pink tones in the orchids.
Blue-winged Mountain Tanager – Anisognathus somptuosus (Above). This little bird is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
Western Tanager – Piranga ludoviciana (Above). This little one can be found in coniferous woods across western North America from the Mexico-U.S. border as far north as southern Alaska – They are the northernmost-breeding tanager. However, they also migrate, wintering from central Mexico to Costa Rica.
Heres a pic of it all framed up. I have one more on the go awaiting the top feather detailing and linework, and as yet one more frame awaiting the right inspiration – Though most likely another on this theme. So loving how they are turning out!