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«Melody in Red: The Cardinal». Chris Rutledge Chris Rutledge
«Melody in Red: The Cardinal» is a large-scale acrylic painting that captures a moment of tranquility with a cardinal perched on a branch. Rendered in a side profile, the cardinal is a vibrant splash of red against a loosely rendered blue background.

The cardinal is the star of this piece, its plumage a riot of red hues created with thick paint and bold brush strokes. The artist has given special attention to the reflection on the bird's wing - a surprising touch of blue that beautifully contrasts with the cardinal's natural red color. This reflective detail adds an unexpected depth to the composition and draws the viewer's eye to the intricacy of the bird's form.

The branch on which the cardinal rests is rendered with thin strokes of paint, giving it a delicate appearance that complements the bird's bold presence. The background, an abstract interpretation of a blue sky, is created with bold, messy brush strokes. It provides a striking contrast to the cardinal and further emphasizes its vivid color.

The pastel colors of the background and the vivid red of the cardinal create an eye-catching contrast, making the painting an attention-grabbing piece. The overall effect is a sense of liveliness and vibrancy that breathes life into the scene.

«Melody in Red: The Cardinal» is a testament to the artist's ability to capture the beauty of nature in its most vivid forms, delivering a painting that is as visually striking as it is emotionally stirring.
«Melody in Red: The Cardinal»
Art by Independent Artists,  Digital Art,  Digital Art
Author: Chris Rutledge
3.8 x  121.9 x  76.2 cm  /   1.5 x  48 x  30 in
Themes: Wild Animals  /   Genre: Impressionnism  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Sold by the Artist  /   Artists types: Independant artists  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: may 16, 2023 / Modified: may 16, 2023
Copyright Chris Rutledge

Marisol Usandegi
Premium members Marisol Usandegi , May 20
Bonita realizacion Magnífico.
«Melody in Red: The Cardinal»
1,053 €  747 £  1,200 $ 
Private collection
Chris Rutledge
Chris Rutledge
Artist Painter 
Longmont, United States
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