Friday, November 18, 2011

The Christmas Cardinal & 2011 Christmas Card


Christmas Cardinal
11" x 14" (28.0cm x 35.6cm)
Pastels on Velour
$300 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
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Some of my most favorite birds are Cardinals - or as we Texans say "red birds."  This year I have about six of them that visit my feeders.  They are the first to get there and the last to leave.  I can actually hear them fussing when I drive up to the house, ready to be fed.

This original pastel was inspired by a photo by wildlife artist Robert Mislan allowed me to use as a reference. Thanks Bob!  Please be sure to check out his website - he is an awesome photographer!

About this time of year I have chosen my pastel that I'm going to use for my Christmas card. This year is no exception.  I don't know about you though but I can't believe that Christmas is just around the corner - it was only March last week!  At any rate, I'm using the image of my original and producing 4"x5" giclee prints, which can be removed from the card stock and framed - just as I have done in the past.  This has made a beautiful card.  I wrote a little poem on the front that says:
On Christmas morning a red bird sang, 
for a sweet wonderful sound from Heaven came. 
"For unto you is born this day, the Saviour, Christ the Lord - and Jesus is His Name!"


Christmas Cardinal
4" x 5" (10.2cm x 12.7cm)
Pastels on Velour
$5 plus $5 shipping and handling in the US
E-mail me for International shipping rates or other inquiries.


Luke 2:11 (KJV)
11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.


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Karen Hargett said...

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