30 in 30: Mejiro with Croton Leaves

Mejiro with Croton Leaves by Wendy Roberts

Mejiro with Croton Leaves
Acrylic and Aluminum Metal Leaf on Canvas
5″ X 7″

The mejiro is one of my favorite little birds to paint, so I was thrilled to receive this commission of a mejiro in a croton plant, peeking out from the leaves. In the original photo, the bird was hidden a little more, but I rendered its tail in front of the leaves to help give it more emphasis. I really liked the color scheme naturally present in the purples, yellows, grays, and greens of the croton leaves.

This is day 8 for me of the 30 in 30. If you want to learn more and see the other paintings, you can see my 30 in 30 gallery here.