I had already chosen a subject for today's painting but found I couldn't stop myself from trawling nostalgically through all my photos. I happened upon this photo of a Splendid Fairy Wren I took in 2004 while holidaying at Margaret River in the South West. It spoke to me more than my original choice did, so here it is.
I was feeling like a bit of a fraud today as I remembered belatedly that yesterday's painting wasn't my first figure painting in acrylics after all - in fact it was my third. I'd finished painting so late last night (after 10pm) and I was soo tired, my memory was addled. Below is a painting I did earlier last year which I painted for my father-in-law's birthday. It took over 5 weeks to finish it. I also did another painting last year from a photo I took of my daughter looking out of a window in Venice a few years ago.