I have had this one on my list to paint for a while and with Christmas just around the corner, I thought it was rather an appropriate one to paint. Painting a red bird is always a bit tricky as you can't really use white to lighten areas. I ended up using quite a few glazes to get the depth to the feathers.
Winter Cardinal measures 5 x 5 inches and is painted on Ampersand Gessobord Panel.
Many thanks to Suzanne Johnson for the reference photo.