Christel, superb work!
The first one is stunning! I love the deep, pure contrast and the detailed feathers of the bird!
C & C welcome, I intend to get better with OPs
Get inspired with various artists' beautiful OP paintings
in my blog's gallery: https://oilpastelist.wordpress.com/gallery/
the blog is in Russian, but you can still enjoy the art done in our favorite medium! <3