Been awhile since I got serious about painting. Not really discouraged, just busy with other things. This photo of a female Pine Grosbeak was taken about 15 years ago at the Eagle River Nature Center.
This male Pine Grosbeak was photographed about 4 or 5 years ago. I shot this photo on the same day that I got an excellent lifer in Anchorage, a Dusky Thrush, (Asian species). I only managed a few wretched photos of the thrush.
The new painting is much paler than the reference photos. I did'nt plan it that way, but paintings have a way of following their own course. It is 8x10". Maybe I'll call it, 'Sort of Christmassy'.