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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Winter bird painting on the easel

With winter fast approaching, I am inspired to paint a snow scene. I've always wanted to paint a cardinal and so he is my next subject to be featured on paper. I am using pastels and Wallis sandpaper for this piece and it will measure roughly 3"x5" when done or, perhaps a bit larger.  It is not always easy to create the feather detail on that scale...the image shown is bigger than actual.

northern cardinal bird painting on the easel


  1. This is coming along beautifully, Colette! The perfect Christmas card!

  2. Beautifull chrystma card Colette,y just prepare a chrystmas calendar.Salutations from Catalonia!.

  3. I appreciate your kind comments Hilda and Marc! thanks!!