I still cannot believe how full my head is with images and ideas of subjects to paint as soon as I wake in the mornings. It seems that I will never ever run out of inspiration but as I have said before on my blog choosing "the one" that is going to be the winner of the moment comes easily as the excitement for trying the chosen one is just stronger. This subject I have had in mind for absolutely ages and apart from a couple of quirky sketches I have not tried a full painting. So as to not waste my valuable painting time I use my Ipad whilst having my first coffee to scroll through the numerous Facebook and Blog updates that happen from the other side of the world whilst I sleep. Out jumps the immediate urgency to paint when I saw on Facebook some new images posted by talented English photographer Caroline Williams and it included a great close up of the face of an Emu. I contacted Caroline and explained how I have photos of Emus, see them in real life frequently but it was her brilliant photo that was the trigger for my days creating. These birds are quirky to me but more quirky is that I refer to the "other side of the world" to paint what is on my own doorstep. With her permission I used her detailed image so I could render a life like face.To have the focus on the head I have only hinted at a background with dribbles and splashes.