Handmade acrylic painting on panel.
Chesnut-bellied euphonias are found in Southamerica in tropical and subtropical forests. This painting is a male specimens, females are differen color having mostly olive plumage. It is considered a species of least concern despite that the populations are decreasing. It seems the decline of it's populaiton is not rapid enough to believe it is vulnerable.
This piece was made with acrylic paint on a canvas board. Acrylic paint dries faster, is less toxic for me to work with, and it gives crisp images. When I painted this piece I chose to work with acrylic because it allows me to move faster and it gave me the chance to create different textures on the feathers with thin layers of paint.