I've had a play with a palette knife today, I wanted to get some sharp edges, and reflections.
I've also been trying to get the feel for the direction of the feathers around Bertie's eyes, also I've had a go at the eye. I need to put back in some more colour once it dries.
Just noticed I need to tweek the profile it needs to go in by the nostril, I also need to put his wing in. The thing about commissions sometimes they make you paint something you might not have considered painting before, and giving up isn't an option, I think I'm getting him now.