Sorry for the late update on this piece. We finally had some sunshine today, so I was able to take a photo of it outside. Since the last post, I've been building up layers of colors, texture, and detail all over the painting. I've been experimenting with a palette knife on the osprey; I really like the textural effects it created on the body of the bird. I think I will add a little of this texture to the stump as well. I'm debating sawing off an inch or so from the top of the painting; I think the composition will look better with the osprey a little closer to the top. What do you think?
Here's what it looks like as of yesterday: