Philippine Tailorbird (Orthotomus castaneiceps)

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Watercolor, Chinese ink, and metallic fabric paint on fabric fan

Blog Post 32

This 13-cm trilling bird is found only in Central Visayas, Philippnes: Panay, Negros, and Cebu islands. It has a reddish-brown cap, beige throat and body, brown wings, and an erect, long tail when folded.

Some painting tips:

-If the fan fabric is loose or transparent, use a clear ground and dry for a day before painting.

-Use metallic textile paints for the birds.

-Use silver poster color for the white magnolia flowers.

-Use Chinese ink for the magnolia branches.


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