A beautiful male cardinal sits in the snow all fluffed up against a brisk wind. I photographed him in my back yard this morning and decided to do him as a watercolor.
The northern cardinal is so well loved that it has been named the official bird of no fewer than seven US states. Unlike many songbirds, both male and female cardinals sing, and the female often vocalizes with song from her nest.
12" by 12" Strathmore 140# Coldpress
Winsor and Newton watercolors