This evening I focused from the bottom up with branch, feet, and tail. I'm hoping to wrap this up over the weekend while I ponder the next painting. Some work around the wing and eye, and then some general finishing all over should do it.
On another note, since painting a sky I find myself looking up a good deal. I guess it's only natural that that would lead to clouds. Low gray smoky stratus yesterday. Today pillows of cumulus, some with gray bottoms.