Another for the "Scenes of the Harpeth" show. The organizers of the show requested many different subjects for the paintings, one of which was birds natural to the Harpeth River water shed area. The ubiquitous cardinal was specifically listed and I was happy to oblige.
This painting will also be included in the show "Scenes of the Harpeth", August 18-20, 2016 sponsored by The Chestnut Group in partnership with the Harpeth River Watershed Association. I often see blue herons roosting in the trees around the river. They are the epitome of patience, standing perfectly still for long periods, waiting for a fish to come within striking distance.