This painting was done step by step in one of my courses. The source is credited to Susan D. Bourdet from her book Painting the Allure of Nature . All my students purchased her book and I helped them understand the instructions, offering some alternative techniques and additional medmium. They have continued to paint many of her other painting demonstrations. This is a fabuluos book and I would strongly recommend it to anyone interested in combining detailed flowers and birds. Not for sale or digital download. Painting held in Artist’s Collection.