A friend of mine posted a photo of a cardinal on FaceBook a couple of days ago and it reminded me of how much I love these little ladies.
This little painting was a particular challenge because of the softness of the lines, the subtlety of the tones and hues. This googled image was suitable and I decided to do a tiny, card-sized, painting on a scrap of Saunders Waterford paper to use as a card for my grandsons who are moving into a new home next week. Ridgley is a young bird watcher. I plan to get him a platform bird feeder for his bedroom window. And I hope that this little painting will hang on the wall beside that window – along with a few more. When I asked him yesterday what his favorite bird was, he said “woodpecker” and when I asked him what kind, he said “African.” I’d never heard of and African Woodpecker, but I have learned never to doubt my little Wild Kratts aficionado when it comes to animals. So, I googled it and sure enough: