I finished loosely blocking in an oil painting of a bison today. This piece measures out at 12 x 24. I photographed this big bull resting along a stream on one of my visits to Yellowstone years ago. Gosh, I was still using film then! I just realized I have not been back since I've went to digital...that's got to change! He had 2 birds perched on his hump which I want to add to the painting as well. For now, I have not blocked them in but you can see where I've penciled them in. I need to find some better reference of the birds. I think they are cowbirds but am not entirely sure...will have to do some research.