I am really happy how this one turned out. I used white, ultramarine blue and burnt amber to create the background colour of bluey grey. Someone ask me the other day were I start a painting. With a bird or animal painting I always start with the eyes - can't get into a painting unless I do them at the beginning - just doesn't look right until they are painted. And for some reason I always paint the birds beak last.
Eastern Bluebird measures 6 x 4 inches and is painted on 300gsm Arches smooth watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Andy Reago and Chrissy McClarren for the reference photo.