I've been playing with the light coming through the feathers today, I've also softened the corners and edges, I'm trying to get the main focus on the birds head. Another painting that's going on the shelf for further thought!
Another painting back on the easel. This one has been well travelled, its one of my first oil paintings since returning back to my art a few years back. It was in a gallery for a time in Falmouth, Cornwall and I exhibited it last November, however since having it back in my studio some things were troubling me. Some of the colours weren't glowing, and some of the details of the feathers too hard. I also noticed the head wasn't quite right so had a go at remodelling it. I'm going to have another day at it, then I'm leaving it.