The birds in the painting are the beautiful fluffy pied falconets. The pied falconet, is a species of bird of prey in the family Falconidae. It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Hong Kong, India, Laos, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is temperate forests. These raptors belong to the genus Microheriax, which includes the smallest bird of prey species in the world.
There is a calmness and piece in the eyes of these falconets, which drew artist’s attention to paint this particular subject. The background is extremely rich and compliments the subject with beautiful royal blue and purple.
The photograph used is purchased from shutterstock with full copyrights to be used as reference material for a painting.