I have been working on this painting in secret for the past year, to give to DH as a Christmas present (or birthday '08 if I didn't finish it in time for Christmas!).
I finished it in time for christmas so I can post it now!
It has been very difficult at times because he was under the impression that I was painting a tree (that I did start, and will now finish!) and this tree was taking an awful long time to finish!!
Most difficult was the organisation required to get it framed!
Pigeon breeding and racing is his hobby.
He was very surprised and I think he liked it because he asked me to do one for his brother, who races pigeons too!!
I used 3 different photos I took of the pigeons, one for the group, one for the mob flying past and a couple of the white bird (called a "Grizzle") in the middle as this is his favourite bird.
Painted in oil Paint it is approx. 24" x 30".