Last year I painted a commissioned piece for a wonderful collector of several seabirds at the shore. The collector also collects carved birds and I modeled the composition of the painting around those carved birds and used additional photos of the birds as a resource to bring out the color. I so much enjoyed the outcome, that I wanted to do another painting utilizing the shore birds. I cannot say which bird this is. One day I will get their identification under my belt, but not during the 30 paintings in 30 days painting challenge.
This photo is not the final photo, which will be replaced as soon as I can get to it.