After a short break and some quiet time - I also did some painting. Back now and have some things to share. Hope you like them.
Before painting, I did a sketch in my Strathmore sketchbook, then added color with Caran d'Ache watersoluble crayons to get me primed for the drawing and painting on watercolor paper (Arches 140# cold press).
Here's the initial sketch and color of the Turquoise Crested Motmot (from Costa Rica).
And here's the painting, starting with the drawing on Arches 140# cold press paper (half sheet), the laying in the background using Daniel Smith Shadow Violet (one of my favorite background pigments).