I was working on a large painting for a commission that was plum blossoms and birds. I spent many hours on the blossoms and was comfortable painting them but when it came time to paint the birds, I was sure I would mess up the whole painting. The painting was 24"x18" and since I never work that large, it was an artistic stretch for me. These are my bird studies that I did to practice. And - boo hoo - I didn't take any good pictures of the finished painting.