Whilst doing research for another painting (that’s still not finished) I found this amazing photo on the web
It’s by José Antonio Yee, an otherwise obscure photographer. I stared, awe-struck, then picked up pen and canvas (by pure chance I had the perfect little square canvas that I had bought months before for an undeveloped project) and started drawing. Later I printed out a full size copy of the photo – mainly because I see colours better on paper than on the screen.
I wasn’t by far the first to attempt the task (I found many, many other artists who had painted the same little bird) and it took a little longer than planned but hey, it didn’t come out too badly, right?