I really hate doing the last bit of a project. Even if I'm enjoying the subject overall, I get so impatient to be finished and want to hurry, hurry, hurry. It's a definite flaw of mine.
It's very hard to relax and just enjoy painting these birds. Once I'm done with the '52 Weeks of Watercolor Birds' I know I'll paint birds with no problem. The mind is a very strange thing.
Done with a variety of Senelier, Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith and M Graham watercolors.
This bird was painted in the Global Art Materials Field Watercolor Artist Journal Hand Book, 7 by 10-Inch that I'm using for the '52 Weeks of Watercolour Birds'.
My reference photo came from the Morguefile archive.