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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Painting of Northern Cardinal (male) in pastel

I love painting birds but I find the feathers are a challenge to render with pastels on sandpaper. I am resisting the temptation to go back and tweak a few tufts of cheek feathers as I am never truly satisfied...

"Dressed in Scarlet"
Northern Red Cardinal
4" x 6"
 Available for Purchase


hmuxo said...

You finished this Cardinal so beautifully, Colette! He's amazing!!

Colette Theriault said...

Aw, thanks so much Hilda!!

Sue Clinker said...

We don't have Cardinals in England so its a treat to see such a lovely pastel Colette.

Hope you think of a suitable title soon ... I'm hopeless at naming my pictures LOL

Colette Theriault said...

Thank you Sue! Unfortunately, cardinals aren't very common here in Sudbury, but I did manage to see one at my feeder on one rare occasion!