I decided to try and tackle the Osprey with his fish dinner. This was done in pastels on 9X12 sanded paper. My computer monitor is making the water a little lighter and the bird a little redder, I think.
At first I was going to leave out the shoreline across the way, but for some reason, the painting seemed to need a cap on it.
I might try this one larger at some point in the future. The details in the bird were really hard to capture when the thing is this small.