This is a birthday card for my Grandma; she's turning 90! (Longevity runs in our family.) Her favorite bird is a cardinal.
This was also experimenting with a new technique; painting the background in a light wash of coffee to enrichen the colors and take the edge off of brighter colors. I like it on some points, but the coffee (besides being acidic) is too murky, so I'm going to swap to a light wash of burnt umber watercolor and seeing how that works out.
Tools: Watercolor, sepia pens, coffee, photoshop