|American Avocet 8 x 8" $125|
I reverted to the pencil with this painting, feeling the need to sketch out some shapes before painting. Still, I kept the drawing phase quick and simple, only trying to ensure my shape was as accurate as possible. Due to the color pattern on the bird, loosely blending pigment was not as applicable here as it was with the Great Blue Heron. I think it still has a sense of loose rendering while staying true to certain characteristics of the species. What do you think?