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I've just realised that I did not include painting the birds in my lessons. I picked a spot in the clouds that was lightest, and with a fine brush and liquin "drew" the bird in. Make it a bit smaller than you intend because it is easier to enlarge than reduce the size if need be. I used a dark mix of Ultramarine Blue and Red Light. I dotted in another bird further off to the right of the painting with a slightly lighter mix. I then softened the edges with a light blue underneath, and a red-orange above. Soften the little bird around the edges as well (he needs to be very out-of-focus). Done! All I need is a signature!