Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Work In Progress - Red-Crested Cardinal and Video

Red-Crested Cardinal 
Work In Progress - Stage 4
oil on 11" x 14" panel

There have been obligations to take care of, so I finally got back to working today on this oil painting of the Red-crested or Brazilian Cardinal.  Reality check: there is more to life than painting everyday     :-)     There is much refining work to be done on his feathers, as well as other areas of the painting.   In an earlier post I explained how I photographed this fellow at Bellows Beach on Oahu, as he was busy nibbling on something inside this fallen coconut.  

Below is a video (not mine) of these cardinals on the island of Kauai.   Beautiful and relaxing to watch !


  1. This is a beautiful painting and I love your color.

  2. Thank you so much, Julie. Your 600th post, "Rose Bouquet" is very lovely.