Over on Painting Friends we've recently done another in our year of painting set.
Each month we have a photo reference set for us and we interpret it in our own fashion.
This month was a lady cardinal, a bird not native to the UK. I was a trifle concerned how I would cope with painting something others were very familiar with and me not at all !
The original photo had the bird sitting on a branch and lots of other branches and the tree trunk visible. I decided to remove all of those and just paint the bird with one snowy branch and a very wintry background.
I hope you enjoy the painting and if you have any questions on how I did it, fire away! I will do my best to answer :)
This and all my other paintings are together on my permanent gallery site HERE Do go over and have a browse - and enjoy :)