Painted from a photo that my Uncle Dan took Christmas day on his back deck. When I saw the photo, I knew that I had to paint it. My uncle called him "Daddy Cardinal" so I'm not changing his name. My family is "bird crazy." We all have field guides of birds and have an abundance ofbird feeders and houses. It's a love that was passed down from my grandparents. I remember whenever my Granny would see a different bird, she'd pick up her field guide on her coffee table and look it up.