Red-Capped Robin (Petroica goodenovii)
Size 12 cm x 14 cm
Mixed media on Arches paper
This painting formed part of a triptych of Australian robins, including Eastern Yellow Robin, Red-capped Robin and Pink Robin. It was originally partnered with the yellow robin as a diptych but when clients purchased the framed pair at exhibition, they immediately commissioned a third robin to balance the display when hung.
The Red-capped Robin is the smallest of Australia’s red robins. Sightings are particularly lovely on a dull winter’s day when their bright colouration and spritely movement enlivens the woodland.