I chose the subject matter on a whim really, but I'm glad I did. Painting small live objects (as opposed to painting from a photograph or computer screen) is a valuable exercise for the artistic mind. There's just something different about it---if nothing else, it presents a nice change of pace (though I'm sure there is something more to it than that---I'm just not putting my brain on it at present).
Anyway. Lego Duck. Or chicken. Or bird---it doesn't matter to me. I like how the painting turned out. I've added the painting video below. Thanks!