I did a decorative piece on wood for some friends. They wanted hummingbirds for a picture to be mounted above their newly painted garage which has an overhanging roof over the door. This was way out of my comfort zone because I just don't do decorative paintings. Anyway, they like it so I'm happy. This is an oil painting on wood which I sealed with Satin Helmsman Indoor/Outdoor Spar Urethane.
The tail going over the border is a trick I picked up from my mother who would paint hands, or a feather in a hat or something, breaking outside the picture and over the border. She did one of me as a kid where my one arm looked like it was leaning on the border and my hand hung over and cast a shadow. I wish I had that painting now, and wonder where it is.