Feeling frustrated with my landscapes of late, so back to birds!
I've been going through my files to find paintings for a studio tour I'll be participating in next month.
Also found a few pieces of paper, and drew these sparrows on one.
But, when I went to paint them, discovered the sizing was shot--the paint sunk right in and wasn't manipulateable.
This would normally cause me to chuck the whole thing. But in this case, perhaps because the shapes are small and simple, I decided to keep going and work with the difficulties.
Except for the feet, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.