your charcoal and pastel work has a very soft look. I noticed that in your landscape works as well as in your great plains buffalo piece. I like your use of color in "After the Storm..but the kestrel just really stands out.
I had to look at my recent works to see what you meant about "soft"... hadn't really planned it but I do see what you mean, its rather a dreamy style without a great amount of sharp definition. The North American Kestrel work does have more definition as does this next one, a Harris' Hawk. It is from a photo I took of a Falcolner friend's Hawk that recently died about a week after taking the pic.