I just could not enter the Songbird painting into the Dave Bown contest--even just to see what happened. It was too boring. I decided to just play with it and see what would make it less boring. Here is want happened. By the way, nothing I sent in got selected. I don't feel bad, however, because I do not understand why many of the works that were selected made it. This is not sour grapes. I have learned that art selection is extremely subjective, and there is no way to understand the criteria because it changes from judge to judge. It is freeing to know that.