13.5″ x 10.5″ acrylic on paper
This is a common sight in laughing gull territory, as is the sound of the laugh-like call that gives these gulls their name.

Adult laughing gulls have striking black heads with red-orange bills, but the young laughing gull in this painting still has its immature plumage.

Instead of canvas, this piece was painted on watercolor paper primed with a neutral gray gesso.