Cardinal in the Pines
9" x 12"
I was really surprised one day when I saw a cardinal in the pine tree behind the house. I ran for my camera but missed the shot. So I just got the pine branch. It was a wonderful sunny day and the branch seem to reach out to the sun. I decided to paint the image I first saw with the photo I had and a cardinal reference photo I found on Paint My Photo. I was very lucky to find a photo of a cardinal that looked just like the one I saw. I painted the branch as loose as I could using quite a lot of paint. Then I rubbed out a place for the bird. The cardinal has more of a dry brush stroke to capture the soft feathery look.