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04-03-2017, 06:38 PM

Watcha doing there? (Female cardinal), Acrylics, 5" x 7"

Another little painting for my small paintings series of small birds. I like the subtle colours of the female cardinal. It's not as "in your face" as the male, but I find the variety in the plumage is quite beautiful.

The inquisitive look in this little gal looks like it's looking at us with the question: "Watcha doing there?"

04-03-2017, 11:45 PM
This is wonderful, Kathy. Indeed, the title fits her expression so well, and the colors are striking and elegant. Well done!

04-03-2017, 11:52 PM

04-04-2017, 01:36 AM
I love it - it's so sweet!

04-04-2017, 05:22 AM
Love the inquisitive body language. Feather and branch textures are very nice. Well done Kathy.

04-04-2017, 10:15 AM
Thank you Jenna, Christel, shuttlebug and bobbymac! I wasn't sure I would be able to transpose the expression on such a small canvas. Glad it worked, phew! :D

04-04-2017, 01:17 PM
Lovely! I really like her quizzical expression. The composition with the diagonal branch works well and I like the contrasting background too. It's nice to see a painting of the female bird for a change!

Vivien Maloney
04-04-2017, 02:43 PM
Beautiful! and youve caught that inquisitive expression really well!

04-04-2017, 08:21 PM
Thank you Kay! I thought that it would be a nice change too to have the female instead of the male. The male are so vibrant that the female is often overlooked in paintings. I'm glad you like it :)

Thank you Vivien!

chammi kaiser
04-05-2017, 10:01 AM
Enjoyed this one very much Kathy. The green background works beautifully against the red plumage.:thumbsup:

04-05-2017, 11:58 AM
Thank you Chammi :)

04-10-2017, 03:23 PM
love it!!!

04-10-2017, 04:01 PM
Thanks Lucy :D

04-10-2017, 08:32 PM
Every time I view one of yours, I say, "She has topped her last one!" Truly fantastic cardinal, a fave of mine to paint.

04-10-2017, 11:56 PM
Wow, thank you for the kind words Kay :)

04-15-2017, 12:31 AM
A great job with the inquisitive look!

04-15-2017, 12:33 AM
Thank you jonc50 :D