It's a lesser goldfinch dreaming of faraway places.
This morning I still wasn't sure what to do next so I made this little warmup painting:
The bird's coat is inspired by the one worn by the littlest boy in this photo (a gift from my down-the-hall studio neighbor):
The people in the picture looked sadly stiff to me, so I decided to loosen them up by giving them singing Warbler heads (obviously):And this will be my starting place tomorrow. I can tell I'm onto something because this image is making me giddier by the minute!