This winter we have the good fortune to have a veritable flock of cardinals coming to our bird feeders. Their beautiful crimson plumage brightens many a gray day. I did this painting using Julie Ford Oliver's fracturing technique (it involves a palette knife and a squeegee.) I only recently started painting on gessoboard - it is really smooth compared to gessoed watercolor paper and canvas, so a whole different feel when applying paint.
I am a painter living in Vermont. I've been painting for about 20 years learning as I go along. In the last couple of years I've been learning a bunch of new painting techniques and experimenting with new subject matter.