I am trying to add a projects area to the site, but am not really sure how this works in wordpress. So, consider this a trial: This posting shows a few attempts to experiment with oils.
I saw a stork at the San DIego Wild animal Park and I knew I wanted to paint it. My reference photos, and a couple of brush sketches, are a starting point.
I started with the background in green.
The final result– I hope its a whimsical expressoin on a noble bird.