Backyard Cardinals

Male Cardinal photograph

I’ve been enjoying the Cardinals at the backyard feeder. I have a few cute photos and a watercolor painting to share with you today.

Happy Sunday!Β  πŸ™‚

Male Cardinal photo - backside

I think this pic is pretty cute but I’m not sure that he approved. Just look at his expression below. πŸ˜‰


Male Cardinal photo - looking back

Um… hold on now, that’s not my best side.


Male Cardinal photo

There you go, that’s the shot you’ve been looking for. ❀

Once again, I had to contain my excitement long enough to snap these photos. I was lucky to have the window open and my camera ready when this male Cardinal stopped by.

I decided to try painting the 2nd photo above. I just love that look he gave me.

Male Cardinal watercolor

Sweet Cardinal painted on 7×10 inch Arches watercolor block using Daniel Smith watercolors

There are parts of this painting that worked well and parts that did not.

I didn’t quite get the tilt of his head, but that is ok. I’m very pleased with the background color and splash. I think there is always something to learn from each painting. The most important thing for me is having fun and enjoying the process.

Creating art and listening to music brings me so much joy. Thank you for stopping by and following along. I hope you enjoy seeing my art and are inspired to create and do something you love.

Until next time, share a smile and sprinkle kindness everywhere.

Happy Painting!

Patty Anne

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Author: pattyanneart

An artist in love with watercolor painting and photography. On a journey to share art and happiness.

22 thoughts on “Backyard Cardinals”

  1. I love bird-watching. I’m planning to get a bird bath for our yard this summer. With our high heat, I know the birds will enjoy taking a little dip, and I’ll be nearby watching, sketchbook in hand. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful cardinals.

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  2. I really enjoy watching the birds at our feeder too. They are very entertaining. I would agree with your assessment of the first photo; so cute. You did a great job recreating the photo. 😊β™₯️

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