Thursday, June 02, 2011

Cardinal-Glowing Visitor

Close ups

Oil on 7x5 hardboard.

This is my contribution to this week's DPW Challenge. This is the Outside Your Window Challenge presented by Ann Feldman .

This is a frequent flyer to the bird feeder just outside my studio window. As I paint or browse on the puter, I can watch all the action from the diners. This handsome cardinal and his mate are regular daily guests. I have actually observed the male feeding a seed to the female on a couple of occasions! Ain't love grand :heart:! It was in early Spring, so it may have been part of a pre nesting ritual.

Available... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)

My Etsy

"Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?" Job 35:11


  1. Really charming, Dean. Thanks for sharing with us!

  2. hi dean,what a gorgeous cardinal.the background is great too.wonderful work. take care ben.

  3. This is outstanding! I always marvel with your masterful way you paint with such vibrant colors. Love the cardinal couple story too!

  4. I never can decide which I think is more beautiful, the cardinal or the blue jay. Both are exquisite and I get so excited every time I see one or the other. Your cardinal is just beautiful Dean. Of course, you know I'm a huge fan of your work anyway; I already own two pieces!

  5. OMG, he is so real and exotic, wish I could paint like this.

  6. A big "thumbs up" on this cardinal. Love the way the color sings set off by the deeper, darker areas. Nice work!


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