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Male Cardinal: acrylic bird painting

I love cardinals, and when I saw this one when I was visiting the zoo to take some wildlife shots (he was hanging around, almost tame, let me get within a few feet of him) I decided to do his portrait.

Male cardinal acrylic painting by Yeshuas Child Art
Male Cardinal: acrylic painting 11 X 14 inches

I have learned some interesting things about cardinals over the years. Their feathers are red in part because of the carotenoids that they get in their diets, from fruits and berries. They are beautiful birds, and this one was fun to paint.

6 responses to “Male Cardinal: acrylic bird painting”

  1. Beautiful! One of my favorite birds. There’s a phrase that says, “When a Cardinal appears, an Angel is near.” I always think of my Mom when I see one. Even now with your artwork. 🙂

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