This photo is one from Morguefile, a great resource for artists. I was charmed by the little bird's pose and expression. I have no idea what kind of bird it is...just that he makes me smile.
The more I work with Pastelmat the more I am impressed. It feels smooth to the touch, comes in different colors but holds an enormous amount of pastel. It takes a wet wash beautifully with little or no warping. It's a winner in my mind.
Daily Paintworks will have this painting for auctionbeginning Saturday, June 21.