This lady cardinal was painted from a photo I found at Paint My Photo’s website. I thought she looked beautiful against the stark, winter background and, again, she somehow spoke to me, so I had to give it a go. Thanks to the photographer at PMP, Rodney Campbell, for sharing his photo.
I painted this twice, which I’ve been finding is a good process with most pictures. The first painting is kind of a practice/discovery piece and helps me troubleshoot problems so that hopefully the second painting turns out the way I like. According to the calendar we are heading toward the homestretch of winter, and I am eager to see the first robin of the year. Come on, spring!