Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Burst of Red

The other day I looked out my bathroom window and saw a flash of red out of the corner of my eye. I stood there for a while and then I saw it. There was this beautiful cardinal hopping from branch to branch and he had food in his mouth. I ran to get my camera and was amazed that he hadn't flown off. He was still there because in the dogwood tree next to this one was the nest where the female cardinal was sitting. This is the only location where I can see this nest. I would love to see it when the babies appear and if I do, I'll try to photograph it for you. I've always loved the stark contrast of cardinals against green leaves or against the pure white of snow. Now, for my other burst of red. This is Stage One of my newest painting. I'm working on a larger canvas for a change (16 x 20). I will try to keep up with photos of the next stages for my next post. I think I'm finally back in the swing of painting!


  1. Hi Catherine :)

    I love your paintings and I can't wait to see how this one turns out :)

    Thank you for coming by my blog. I've been lurking here at yours off and on.

    rue :)

  2. It looks great so far... cant wait to see more! My grandmother thinks seeing a cardinal means good luck! :)

  3. A red cardinal! How exciting!!!! We don't have those here. In fact, the first time I saw one in person was when we were on a vacation in Missouri, no kidding. We were in Gallatin and I had the same reaction as you did, except I didn't have my camera at the ready.


  4. I am so glad that you are back painting. I love the step-by-step part it is so interesting to me and it amazes me what a great talent you have.
    Can't wait to see the next one.



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