Kathy showed us how to paint birds using Chinese style brush strokes. I love chickens (theoretically--I like to watch them, but have no desire to clean up after them, lol), so that's what I concentrated on.
For my larger painting, I also decided to use some colors from my Yarka St Petersburg and Sequel pan sets that I don't use often--Blue Lake, Carmine and Blue Azure, with Burnt Sienna, that I do use all the time. For the background, I fell back on Green Light and Russian Green, using left over paint and dirty water for the foreground.
This is the kind of stuff I really like doing.