13" x 10"
I have painted Willow Ptarmigans in a small format before, but this time I wanted to explore the relationship of a pair in their winter plumage. It still amazes me that a brown and russet bird knows when to change color as winter gets near.
They are friendly, social birds and they tend to be a loyal companion to their mate.
Painting this background when it was very wet and mixing the colors was a real risk, but I liked the way that it turned out. I would say that I got lucky!