Sometimes you just have to paint something that makes you smile. Poultry make me smile and this particular chicken has a look that says it all. Don't mess with me! Painted quickly and helped along with a sea sponge for texture.
The hummingbird on the other hand needed attention to detail and I am pleased I took the time. I followed Anna Mason's online tutorial and the result makes me smile. Learning from her tutorial has given me the confidence to paint two very different birds and find pleasure in both.