This painting is from a photo I took of these georgous baby birds that were hatched by the same avian breeder that I got my cockiteils from.
I have called it Skittles Family as one of Erica's birds like these was called Skittles. You will see why as the painting progresses.
I have started with the drawing and added a couple of washes to both the sky and the ground.
I have used a salt technique to add texture to the ground.