Smolin: Thanks, although it is not actually a mouse, it is a rabbit. Perhaps later I should go back to the drawing board later to make it read more clearly.
Domtopia: Thanks a lot, you make a good point about the wings, of the few times I've tried, I have found it tricky to paint wings. Hopefully next time I'll improve! I painted this piece in photoshop. I don't like using the filters in photoshop as far as making a piece look more painterly. Once I'm satisfied with the piece I'll basically make a new layer specifically to add some more painterly strokes (if that's the look I'm going for) and then scale it back a bit until I think it looks okay.
Thanks again for the constructive comments and compliments.