Well, technically this didn't start out as a study. It was a larger piece that I abandoned early on. As I start with the bird and work my way out, this part of the painting was finished so I creatively cropped it to a 5" x 7". I used to paint quite a few statues with birds - many of them were angel statues. You can see an angel wing feather behind the bird.
245 - Finch
5" x 7" oil study on gessoed gatorboard, unframed