This is the first re-paint on the Ruffed Grouse since the Wildlife Weekend. I have been mainly working on the cock bird, but I haven’t had a lot of time to paint. Spring is here along with the chores that go with it.
I have been considering doing a larger version as a mono-color of this same subject. This one in on an 8 X 10 canvas board and is designed to fit into the same frame as the rest of the “Backyard Birds” series. However, there is a lot of neat detail that is getting lost. If I moved it up to a 16 X 20 canvas, it would give 4 times the surface area. So far this is just a consideration.