Grey Headed Bulbuls and Clerodendrons

In this piece, I have worked with grey headed bulbuls and their favourite food plant, clerodendrum seeds. Both are found in the Western Ghats, and the birds often gather in flocks to feast on the seeds of this very dull looking plant. I fell in love with the leaf details of the plant, and created more colour on dead and dying leaves to add some cheer.

Date: 19 September 2012
Medium: Painting (acrylic on canvas)
Size: 8.0 * 2.0 feet
Status: commissioned