After my last blog entry calling the painting finished, I delivered the painting to my photographer - and promptly pulled it back again to make just one more adjustment. Of course one tweak led to several as I slightly changed the angle and shading of the birds back above the tail, made the head slightly longer and tamed down the blue shading behind its right leg. This time I am happy with it.
Here is the re-finished finished painting -
"Taking Flight" (Canada Goose taking off from water)