"Northern Cardinal and Prairie Rose"
“If a bird has any idea of self-protection, it would seem that a cardinal, making a flaming target every time he wings his flight in the open, would naturally keep to the shrubbery and underbrush, but not so. Beside public highways, in all kinds of thickets and bushes on banks rivers, in orchards, grape vines, and gardens, he sings.”
-Gene Stratton Porter
Watercolor on Arches hot press paper