This is a departure for me. I usually do not do songbirds, or birds in general. But I got a commission for a quartet of songbirds and this is the first of four. It is in oil on a type of canvas that is new to me. I learned a lot doing these, expecially what NOT to do! I have always said, each painting should be a learning experience, if at any time you are not learning from each one, either hang it up, or shake it up!