Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cardinals

The cardinals are frequent visitors since the weather has turned colder.  They love cracked corn.
I have so many favorite birds but the flash of  red on the wing always catches my attention.  The female is not as striking but she has her own special beauty as well.   Often times they come to feed in pairs.
Since they are Ohio's state bird they are quite common here all year round.  
 
I finally finished the above painting this week.  Wish I could say the same for my shopping.
 
This Santa may not be coming down anyone's chimney unless she gets busy soon.
Hope you all have a blessed week.
 

20 comments:

  1. Cardinals are quite common in my area as well. I frequently have them visiting my yard. I will remember to have some cracked corn for them. Have a wonderful week. Bonnie

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  2. The cardinal is also the Illinois state bird. I love seeing them outside my window at work. Another lovely Santa! You'll get it all done; I have faith.

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  3. He's a beauty Deb. Great for a Christmas card, but you don't need me to tell you that.! BJ

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  4. Lovely painting! I love seeing our cardinals against white snow, or perched in the birch trees.

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  5. I love your painting! I wish we had cardinals here; they are such gorgeous birds. I need to finish my shopping, too. Christmas is just coming too fast!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  6. The cardinal is gorgeous. My husband loves them and I do too because they are so pretty and colourful.

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  7. Hi Debbie, your painting of the cardinal is so beautiful! We aren't lucky enough to have cardinals out here in California but I wish we did: I think they're one of the prettiest birds of all.

    Blessings,

    Victoria

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  8. Hi Debbie. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your lovely message. I'm taking a bit of a back seat where blogging is concerned to reconnect with family over the Christmas period. So you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I will see you in 2013. Just love your cardinal btw. Take care. xx

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  9. Your watercolor is so lovely ..wish I had some of these beautiful red birds in my garden, a real pleasure to the eye ! xx

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  10. There is nothing prettier than a red cardinal in snow flocked ever green tree. I have only seen a in my new area...but where I lived prior to our move they were every where...I wish I could paint/draw birds. I believe you capture their true nature when you paint them.

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  11. Evening Debbie! Your Cardinal painting is so pretty....You are a very talented artist! The older I get I so enjoy the birds....I sit on my front porch and see so many different types...more than in past years. Maybe that's part of growing older, we seem to slow down a bit and take in what is around us...at least that is what I am doing! (I love it too!) You must take in a lot when you travel on your motorcycle..I can tell you enjoy lifes simple pleasures! Have a blessed week~~~Roxie

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  12. Beautifully painted cardinal!

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  13. Well done!
    You captures the male cardinal's personality spot on.

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  14. Lovely job on the cardinal...you nailed the colors!!

    I am slowly getting my shopping done, but still have a few things to get. I did some on the internet earlier and sent them directly to the people the are going to. Yeah!

    Enjoy this beautiful day!

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  15. Thank you Debbie for your visit on my blog. It is always lovely to meet a christian artist. Blessing!

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  16. This is so CHARMING!!! How I miss the birds ... with 5 outdoor kitties, I can't feed the birds and thus miss so many beautiful scenes like this!! GREAT JOB!!!!!!!

    Love your Santa too -- but the Mrs. better get cooking!! LOL

    Merry Christmas!!

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  17. I love your wonderful painting you talented lady. I too am very behind on all things Christmas. Maybe we should escape and hide out til it passes this year.... no better get going!

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  18. Ich mag das Aquarell total. Grüsse Dich;-)

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  19. Stunning and vibrant! Such a pretty painting!

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  20. This is a lovely watercolour. We don't have Cardinals here in the UK unfortunately. Nice work. ;)

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Joy

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