20 x 16 Pastel (26 x 20 matted and framed) Awarded First Place, Prattauga Art Guild, Fall Art Show 2017. This is a pastel painting of female cardinal that was nesting in my backyard. Also accepted and exhibited with the Alabama Pastel Society National Exhibition in Wetumpka, AL. Previously exhibited at the Birmingham Library along with nine other Alabama artists. I use top quality pastels. They are pure pigments with a little binder. Did you know: Pastel paintings, if properly protected, will outlast oil paintings.