I decided to go a little larger with this painting instead of the usual 6" X 6" or 6" X 8". I do love the square format. I had worked hard the last four months trying to develop a "looser" style, and I was getting "there" about 85% of the time. I find myself at times now kind of reverting to a tighter, more realistic interpretation of subject. Perhaps it's just the subject matter - in this case, all those feathers - or maybe it's that old uncertainty again about letting go of the concrete in favor of the unknown and the experimental. Scary stuff!!
I'll have to work on that!!