This is the newest painting on my drawing table, which is coming along nicely. I’m having a lot of fun creating the bark on the tree and trying to capture the rough, craggy surface. This is only the second layer of paint and the next step is to start putting in the details and the final layer of color in the bark. The little bird is either a White-throated Sparrow or a Chipping Sparrow…I’ll have to consult one of my bird books to be sure. I have the hardest time telling them apart. Of course, a “positive I.D.” from any of you once I’ve got the bird painted in would be welcome too!