I'm working on a new side project and could use a few pointers. I'm painting. I've never taken a painting class, so I approach the medium much like sketching or doodling. I know that's not correct, but it's all I know. My previous attempt at painting ended up being more of a mixed media collage. That's where this may be headed. I like it, but I don't love it. My bird needs some help. This is not my area of expertise, so I am open to any suggestions. Tell the non-painter how to make it better.