This Roadrunner visits our backyard in Albuquerque everyday. She hangs around to entertain our dog by prancing back and forth on the wall around our yard. She is of course, looking for breakfast. This morning she found her breakfast – a fresh young lizzard. I painted this watercolor on a sheet of 140 lb Arches rough. The paper is soaked and then stretched around a sheet of gator board. This provides for a taunt surface for me to paint on – almost like the surface of a drum. I created the textured surface on the wall by applying acrylic molding paste with a pallett knife prior to painting. Some of the lighter areas (like the feathers) were protected using liquid mask.