'African grey parrot and friend', acrylics, 14 by 11 ins, paper.
I like the idea of combining realism with more abstract patterned approaches to portraits. So this is a practice with a slightly more realistic treatment of colour for the portrait.
(The female was inspired by a photo image of an African woman from Annie Hamman, an artist on the LFI 17 course.)
Many people keep these friendly parrots as pets, but they are on the endangered list in their native African habitat.
Bye for now!