This is what I call a quick-stroke watercolor. If you look over my gallery you will see a few more examples of it. Every stroke is thought out in advance and I usually do a practice stroke on a scrap piece of watercolor paper. The idea is to produce a fresh and exciting piece of art that hopefully brings out the best in the mediums' expressive qualities.
Anyway, here is a Black-Capped Chickadee from my backyard, fresh out of the birdbath for your viewing pleasure.
The paper size is actually 7.5 x 11.25 inches, but the image is about 5.25 x 8 inches.