Cardinal in Silhouette
This was a quick painting from a photo I took a few weeks ago right outside my studio window (though it looks more like a winter shot with the bare sky behind the little fellow). I left the paint a bit thin in the painting process and left some of the charcoal sketch to show through, and the result almost looks like watercolor on canvas--or more correctly, gouache on canvas. I don't normally go high-key with my paintings, but this one works fine for me.
This one is sold.