Christmas Cardinal

This is an oil painting that I created as a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law. She likes birds, and there are a fair amount of cardinals here in Ohio, and cardinals are just really beautiful birds. At the time I decided to paint this, I hadn't painted a bird since I was in high school. And trust me, that was quite some time ago. I really love painting birds and other animals. This painting made me realize that I should do it more often! He's a fat little bird, isn't he?!

Christmas Cardinal Oil Painting