This painting is from 2 days ago. A fat little bird. I believe it's a sparrow.
I don't really like Canson paper, but I can work on it without the worry of ruining a "good" piece of paper. And since I was on the road, I packed light and took a few sheets of paper and my box of Rembrandt pastels, my first pastels. These days I use an assortment of Schminke, Unison, Great American and a few Mount Vision. I prefer Schminke for their buttery softness.
You will probably never see today's painting. I tried painting with oils again, and remembered why I love pastels. So, that's a good thing.