I love the red plumage of these birds - just a bit tricky to paint but I got there in the end.
The Northern Cardinal is a rather large, long tailed songbird which is found Northern America. They
measure 21 - 23 cm in length and weigh between 42 - 48 grams.
Red Cardinal measures 2.5 x 3.5 inches and is painted on 300gsm Arches smooth watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Lisa J Johnson for the reference photo.