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Friday, February 06, 2009

Nesting Cardinal

'Hidden' 5x7 pastel
This momma cardinal is well hidden down in her nest! I have painted nests with eggs but this is my first bird in the nest. I found the photo in the wet canvas reference image library. Thank you to the great photographer. I usually like to work from my own photos but some shots you just don't have to opportunity to get so I appreciate a resource like the RIL.

5 comments:

Susannah said...

This is another of your paintings that just took my breath away!

Cynthia said...

I recently found your blog through Daily Painters. Your work is very inspiring!!!. Especially love your snow pieces and all your beautiful cats.

Karen said...

Thank you so much Cynthia. I'm glad you are enjoying my work.
Karen

Karen Hargett said...

I love this one Karen - Cardinals are one of my favorite birds.

Karen said...

Thanks Karen, mine too!