The Bar-tailed Godwit composition is done and most patterning has been added in graphite. It’s ready for color…. but not tonight.
Bar-tailed Godwit, continued study. Proportions are not quite right, and the pale underwing makes it look like a European individual… but when it’s done, it should look more like an Alaskan male.
A few 3-minute pencil sketches.
Yellow-breasted Chat—colors added, and done… I think.
Something I’ve wanted to start for a while—a Yellow-breasted Chat. This portrait is based on a breathtaking encounter at the Kern River Preserve on a recent trip. More work ahead.