I’m continuing to work on a series of small, 5″x5″ or 4″ x 6″ paintings of birds, which I began at the end of last year. For the time being, I’m limiting it to those birds I see in the area surrounding my studio. As I go through my reference photos, I’m realizing there are a lot of birds here! I feel so lucky and grateful to live and work as a wildlife artist in this part of the world. It’s rare for me to see cardinals around the studio, and even rarer that I’m able to get photos when I do see one, which makes creating these paintings all the more special.