Cardinal on Dogwood Branch Painting September 30, 2015

Cardinal on Dogwood Branch Painting
I recently was commissioned to create a painting of a male cardinal on a dogwood branch. Cardinals are one of my favorite birds, so this commission really was a treat for me! And clearly I am not alone in loving this stunning bird- it’s actually the official state bird for seven different states! Those states are Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia (just in case you were wondering!).
I liked how the original turned out so much that I decided to create archival prints of the painting to sell in my shop! You can click here to view more details on the prints. And check out the photos that I snapped while painting this very lovely bird below :)

Cardinal watercolor painting in progress

Cardinal on Dogwood Branch Painting