Friday, August 15, 2008


Another bird painting. This painting I just finished last evening. It's acrylic on watercolor paper 4 x 6.

The cardinal is our state bird here in North Carolina.

It is sometimes called the Winter Redbird because it is most noticeable during the winter when it is the only "redbird" present.


Sheila said...

This is lovely Donna..!
We see them more in the Spring and Fall. I haven't seem one here for weeks. Perhaps they go further north in the Summer.
Lots and lots of rain here, the wettest summer on record.
Hope you are well...?

Rhondi said...

Hi Donna
The painting is great! I love the cardinal and think we are so lucky to have it as our state bird here in NC.
Rhondi xo

Donna said...

Hahahaha...Good Grief!! I Thought he was REAL!!!LOL...You're GOOD!!! Happy weekend sweetie!!

SweetAnnee said...

Oh how wonderful.
He's our state bird too.
love them..and your painting is

Catherine Holman said...

I just love your bird paintings! This one's a beauty!

Ruth Welter said...

Donna...ow, this is so beautiful..this majestic looking Cardinal is my favorite so far. What beautiful work!!! Keep it coming!! Ruth

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Donna!
Your painting is beautiful! I thought it was a photo at first. I so admire your painting abilities. The cardinal is the Ohio bird also, I love watching them. There was a little tiny one this spring, the first time I've seen a young one. How adorable!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Sherry

farmerjulie said...

catching up with you! WOnderful garden Donna..and your painting are great!! Have fun with your grandaughter!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Cardinals are so striking. I love the coloring on the females as well ..... how their beaks stand out against the grey brown of their heads and their subtle coloring through their feathers. I always feel blessed when they visit the ground underneath our feeders.

Have a great weekend! Rosie