I am really please how this painting turned out. Everything just seem to come together with this one. I used a combination of Cadmium Yellow, Transparent Yellow, Titanium White and Yellow Ochre for the feathers plus a combination of purple (Ultramarine Blue + Permanent Alizarine) and burnt umber to darken them.
An interesting fact about the American Goldfinch is that is the State bird of New Jersey, Iowa and Washington.
American Goldfinch measures 6 x 6 inches and is painted on Raymar's Feather Lite Canvas panel.
Many thanks to Nigel for the reference photo.