After lightly pencil sketching details onto the big birds I coated each panel with a transparent acrylic bonding agent. After it dried I begin to loosely paint a neutral acrylic value to establish the patterns of light and dark on each bird. Yesterday I finished five birds, today I will finish the last two and then begin the slow process of defining each bird with thousands of small dots of acrylic paint, a technique known as pointillism. I’ve been using this technique for over 20 years and recent attempts to move to a less tedious technique seem to fail. Somehow I am not able to get satisfactory results until I apply dots. This is an Alaska % for Art Commission for the new Mat Su Day School, to be installed sometime in June. A fun project.