|"Cardinal on the old fence" by Hilary J. England|
Oil on canvas, 8" x 11"
So, again, I was working with a limited palette here of Van Dyke brown, Cad red deep, Ultramarine, Indian yellow, Titanium white, and Burnt Umber. I was able to catch this pretty quickly, and substitute the driving rain (and change it to snow) and the washy white background that was melting fast, and make it into a snow scene. The bird was very cooperative. He basically just sat there, by himself, looking pretty satisfied. Well, I guess he had eaten a lot of seeds and was content.