In the mean time, I did get a little further on this work in progress. I have the head starting to be filled in which has really nicely tied together the two wings. I can actually see the loon now. I've also started to detail the water a little more... adding just enough turquoise to add that sparkle.
The Take Off
10" x 8" watercolour on aquabord
Photo Reference kindly provided by Alan and Elaine Wilson