This little bird was fun to paint. The 5"x7" format wasn't a good choice which I later realized after a couple of hours into the painting. It took me 5 wipe outs before I was satisfied with the drawing. After that it was painting with pure primary colors. Photographing oil paintings seems to be an art in itself. The biggest problem is glare. I used two different digital cameras, took photos of the painting in incandescent lighting and natural lighting. I still had to upload it into Photoshop and by holding the painting next to the PC monitor, I was able to tweak it to look like the real thing.