This painting was done in early Decermber as a demo for our Cincinnati Watercolor Society. My Michigan friend, Lynne, took the photo and allowed me to paint from it. She's got a great eye for wildlife photography and has the uncanny ability of being in the right place at the right time for exquisite photos.

I think the cardinal's looking for spring. It's sure been cold and wintery here all week, and I'd welcome a warm day. Don't think that'll happen for a couple of months.

Thank you so much, Lynne, for letting me use your photo.

"KLINGER'S CARDINAL" Transparent Watercolor on 140#CP Arches 13 x 18"


Nava said...

So nicely moody! This little guy does look like he can't wait for some sunshine.

Happy 2009!!

Vicki Greene said...

Beautiful painting of the cardinal and I love the background.

Dawn said...

this is beautiful Sandy, so lovely to see thanks!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Beautiful cardinal but I love the background most.

laura said...

Just beautiful--I love how the bloom on the cardinal's chest suggests volume. And the background is amazing: I did a few cardinal pictures last month and was never happy with the background.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Thank you, everyone, for taking time to stop and leave a comment.