Thursday, March 12, 2009

CARDINAL SPRING, red bird in trees, Impressionist oil painting by V. Bridges Hoyt

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series
Signs of Spring
© 2009 Vernita Bridges-Hoyt
"The Cardinal"
aka Cardinal Spring
palette knife painting
impasto oil on 10"x8" hardboard/masonite

About the time the winter blues have really set in, the Cardinal appears to brighten the day.

This is another of my mother's beloved birds--the red bird, the Cardinal introducing the first springtime color after winter. This is just off the easel but will be available in a few days. Thanks to Wendy Castillo of Grapeland, Texas for permission to use her photograph as inspiration and reference for this painting. Wendy's photoblog address is http://www.photoblog.com/bundlesofjoy/ -- check it out.