With such tight deadlines and many hours stressing over making paintings that I hope will not be a complete flop, I found that when I finished I needed a short change in pace. Long have I admired kookaburras, and I found myself inspired by a wonderful photograph by Rob and Stephanie Levy (who granted their kind permission further to follow my inspiration..!).
Thus I set out and painted a quick painting of a Laughing Kookaburra; a most amazing and large type of kingfisher. I aimed to keep this fairly quick, fresh, and away from fiddly detail as a way to refresh myself after several very polished paintings.
Laughing Kookaburra - 7" x 13" Acrylic