The great white egret painting came along so easily. And then this thing was a struggle all the way because of the wire it was hanging on - and those little pinkist grey feet.
Perhaps I just didn't think it through before painting it. Again, no drawing, just painted the bird and then what was around it - bits of a trellis he was holding onto. I didn't give the trellis any depth or roundness. So cut it off at the top.
When it doubt, crop it out!
This would have been 11" x 15" but with the crop off the top, perhaps it's more like 11" x 11"?? A little male goldfish in the autumn when his feathers were beginning to go duller than the bright gold of summer.