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Cardinal by Cindy Schnackel
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All images © Cindy Schnackel, all rights reserved. See Profile page for more copyright info.

Sold. Acrylic, 9 × 12 inches. I like the grumpy look that cardinals have, which is emphasized by their black mask.

For collaboration workshop in the group Solo Exhibition in which artists did an interpretation of a photographer’s work, with permission of the photographer. Vonnie’s photo and my painting are first seen on page 5 of the forum thread on this project

Vonnie’s photo:


Cardinal
by Vonnie Murfin

The cardinal painting won three awards in Sojie 12!


Collaborative Connection
Honors – SoJie 12
August 2011

Traditional Art – Honors
SoJie 12, August 2011

Lynda Robinson Fine Art Awards
Excellence in Subject Appeal
SoJie 12, August 2011

In 2012, I was contacted by Dick Blick art supplies, who found me on Face Book, and asked if I would like to have my work featured in their early 2013 catalog. Though I doubt the catalog will be up after the next one comes out, a screenshot of it is below, it’s on about page 86. It’s a PDF file.

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Most of my work is done subconsciously and intuitively, without a plan. I believe there are meanings in it for each of us to find. Sometimes, it’s just about enjoying the absurdity! Full Bio

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Comments

  • Cathy Gilday
    Cathy Gildayabout 3 years ago

    This is so beautifully painted Cindy yet you can still manage to add that touch of humour! Your work always makes me smile :o)

  • Thank you CAthy!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • billyboy
    billyboyabout 3 years ago

    This is a really cool interpretation. Love the tones you’ve added to the trees and lower portion of the sky… and your placement of the berries frames him so perfectly with identical tones…
    But what sets this totally apart from any cardinal image I’ve ever seen (and there’ve been more than just a few) is your trademark attitude with which you’ve given this guy such unmistakable personality and charcater.
    Congratulations Cindy, you’ve done an amazing job!!
    (still think he should lay off the coffee…:-)

  • Thank you billyboy, glad you like the finished work!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaabout 3 years ago

    This is so cool Cindy! The glazes you have added to the background ave worked really well. You have really made him your own!

  • Thanks, Dianne!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackabout 3 years ago

    It is stunning Cindy and you have made it totally yours…he is one fierce bird..

  • Thanks, Janis!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Sue  Cullumber
    Sue Cullumberabout 3 years ago

    Love it Cindy!

  • Thanks, Sue! I enjoy your photos of AZ!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Michael McKellip
    Michael McKellipabout 3 years ago

    EXCELLENT! I love his attitude!

  • Thank you!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 3 years ago

    I love the warm glow below him (maybe fired up by his awesome color), and the cool silver-blue beyond him. His abode is so awake with these snow sparkled berries on branches you’ve as surely brought to life as you have his character. Your composition, depth, and character don’t let us down. Superb, Cindy!! Congrats to you and Vonnie both for your birth in SoJie 12!

  • Thank you so much, Fran, looking forward to the show, and to catching up on everyone’s WIPs and finished works!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 3 years ago

    Cindy dear, this is an amazing interpretation which definetively shows your own style. Beautiful colors and details

  • Thank you so much!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • islefox
    islefoxabout 3 years ago

    Ah Awesome outcome, from beginning to end great work

  • Thank you!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 3 years ago
  • Thank you so much for the feature, made my day!

    – Cindy Schnackel

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