Mama animals hold a special place in my heart, being a mother of littles I can appreciate the time and energy it takes to wear the amazing badge of honor "motherhood" brings. Caring for, nurturing, cleaning, bathing, teaching, training... all the things.
This special Mama - the Female cardinal's beauty is often overshadowed by her handsome bow. Dawning vibrant red feathers and a very flashy set of plumage he is often the highlight of many onlookers. Softly and subtly the female Cardinal also is a picture of beauty just a more subdued version. I wonder if she has to be to protect her young? Needless to say she is beautiful and my hope is beauty can be even more appreciated through this lovely print made from my original watercolor paintings.