Friday, February 18, 2011

Female Cardinal

4"x 6" watercolor
$275.00 Studio Price ~ SOLD!

I need to give credit to one of my watercolor
students, Amy Hoyer who happens to be a
pretty good photographer. She allowed me to
use her photo for reference. This was from
the ice storm we had a few weeks back.
When I first started painting, years ago, I painted
lots of wildlife; I never thought of myself as
a "wildlife" painter, but I still enjoy it occasionally.

For the past few days I have caught Linda gazing
longingly out into the gardens... usually it's me who is
antsy to get outside. I finally rode my bike this morning
managing 23 miles and it felt GOOD!!!
This afternoon I followed Linda out onto the patio,
I painted while she puttered. You can see a the cut up Christmas tree that is
being prepped for our new Bottle Tree.


AutumnLeaves said...

Gorgeous little bird who shines against this background. Beautiful work, Andy.

Anonymous said...

What do you do with a bottle tree?

Sunny said...

Beautifully done. I love glowing bird and branches against the darker stormy background.

Darlene Twitchell said...

Beautiful cardinals Andy! I love them both!