A piwakawaka fantail with an anatomical heart on a branch


27cm x 22cm (approx 10.5″ x 8.5″)

Acrylic, gouache, watercolour and pastel on Arches 300gsm paper

A pīwakawaka (New Zealand fantail) with an exposed ribcage, a banner and an anatomical heart perches on a branch.
I stained the background of this piece with loose leaf tea. The reds in this one are colder than I usually use but they worked well with the browns in the bird.