Yesterday I was teaching a workshop, part of a 6-week series and tomorrow I am running a second session so I decided today would be a good day to stay in my studio and make some progress on the heron. Continuing on with the feathers I’m working my way up again using all the warm and cool grays as well as a few of the Prisma French grays. It’s like looking at an optical illusion when you look at your reference image and find your spot and then move to your work surface to find your place there. Before long your eyes become quite tired and you need to take a break. Hence the slow meticulous process for doing feathers. I do so love a challenge though.