My focus subjects have primarily been landscapes and objects. Living creatures scare me. Eyes, nose, ears, face, all seem too difficult. So I decided to start with animals. I dont see myself ever gradualting to portraits, but we will see. I found this picture in a magazine, cut it out. Mikey has done several birds, and as I have watched him, and learned, I felt it was my turn to give it a try. I had a difficult time making the feathers look life like, different shades across the body of the bird. But I learned a lot and enjoyed painting this in my cell.