I wanted to save the kestrel for last but I couldn't resist getting him started. I go right for the head, the eyes and beak to be exact. If I don't get that right away I scrape him off and start again. Luckily, I felt it was a good start so I feel confident to move on to other areas. At this point I've already spent months on the background, so it was a welcome change of color and textures. The painting is very large for me, 48x36 so I have quite a bit work left to do. I will begin to work on the lower left of the facade which is a carved relief of figures.