I haven't yet come up with a title for this piece, but it will not be "Blue Jay"--I think I can think of something a little more creative than that! (The piece now has a title: "Bad Reputation" thanks to its, well, bad reputation as a bird that eats the eggs and chicks of other birds. This is not a common habit, however, and the jay eats mostly nuts and seeds.)
This is a bird who was on my feeders last winter, and I was able to get some great shots through my studio window. I liked the contemplative look about him--or her, it's nearly impossible to tell.
I am off to Madison, Wisconsin tomorrow for an Audubon art fair. I've never done this show, am a bit nervous about driving so far (eight hours) for a one day show--the weather could wipe us out--but I am keeping my fingers crossed. I am happy to have gotten this done in time for the show.