I painted this cardinal Christmas ornament for our tree where I work my "day job." We were provided a precut wooden ornament and instructions to decorate it however we want. Okay! I love getting regular visits from the cardinals that live in our area, and that is what inspired this cardinal. It makes me feel the presence of my sweet Dad who passed in 2014 and my husband's precious daughter, who lost her life five years ago at the age of 24.
I rarely paint with acrylics, as you may have already figured out. I may try making some more of these! I am actually getting back on track with the dog portraits now, after taking time out for a vacation and Thanksgiving. I am finishing up a commission of three dogs for a Christmas present! By the way, this post is titled "from the BIA studio" because "BIA" stand for "Becky's Inspired Art" and I think it's fun to say, "The BIA Studio." Check back for updates!
Based in Birmingham, AL, I love creating portraits in charcoal and pastels. Join me on my creative journey, inspired by the people, places, and pets I've met along the way!