A rosy-breasted grosbeak. Sturdy body and tough, short beak plus that beautiful bright red chest decoration make this one of my favorites when I see it at the feeder in spring.
Again, painting from the background forward.
This one is on Arches 140# hot press paper, 11" x 15" (fourth sheet).
It seems I have a tendency to draw or paint their beaks a bit long. And his head seems a bit large. Oh, well, I do not intend to spend hours on any of these - the idea is to get better, faster, looser, and still do a good job without putting in every single brush stroke!!!
Will continue to paint pretty birds throughout the month, if my intention holds...