This is "Domicile" for the upcoming Neighbors show at Young Blood Gallery, opening December 3rd. It measures 12" x 16" and was painted in watercolor.
The idea of the show was to portray our neighbors. As I don't quite interact with my neighbors, I thought to make my piece about what I see outside my living room window. My husband and I love feeding the birds in our yard, and we have a beautiful birch tree that we hang our feeders on. Of the birds, we have a large family of cardinals. I'm always in awe of their coloring, especially the female. Also their devotion to one another - how the male feeds the female when they're mating and when they have babies, the male feeds the chicks. Furthermore, there is a wild rose bush that is entwined with the birch tree, hence the roses.