Well, I'm going to try for another 30-in-30 this month. November seems to be my habit, at least I've done it 3 years in a row now! It's not really that I'll have the time this month, but more that I really need an inspirational kick, and the 30-in-30 challenge usually does the trick!
These Silkie chickens were part of a petting zoo from way back, but it was kind of a so-so photo. With some help from Photoshop, I pumped up the colors and contrast enough to get a more interesting reference.
|cropped and adjusted photo, with start of painting|