Brazilian or Red-Crested Cardinal
Photo by Carol Reynolds
Isn't this a charming fellow ! I just wanted to share another photo of the striking Brazilian Cardinal. They were introduced to Hawaii around 1930. They are abundant on Oahu and I believe I like them better than the mainland's common red cardinal, which is also found in Hawaii and was introduced here in 1929. Below is my oil painting of the red-crested cardinal in stage 3 of development .... still have a long way to go.
Stage 3 Work In Progress
oil on panel
I need to make more adjustments to his body shape and feathers and add a lot more detail everywhere. Having a blast with this painting!