In between shoveling snow all of February and working on custom paintings, I took some time to do a watercolor painting of a female cardinal in one of the spruce trees outside my studio window.
Some birds such as cardinals remain here throughout the winter dining on whatever seeds they can find. The male cardinals are bright red all over, but I like the females too with their more subtle olive-brown color and just a touch of red on their crests, wings and tails.
Here she is fluffed up to stay warm in the cold winter weather:
The unframed 11x14 inch original watercolor is for sale in my Amazon shop:
PS: yesterday I saw a Robin in my crab apple tree. The return of the Robins from their winter stay in the South means Spring is on the way - yay! And Spring means blossoms, birds, warm weather and plenty of painting inspiration!
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