Cardinals on birch trees. Mask off trees and limbs with blue tape. Demonstrate how to draw cardinals and cover with masking fluid. Paint over all with dark blue/purple watercolor paint. Remove mask and tape and add color to birds and lines for bark (we used watercolor pencils). White tempera for snow. Tip - use the tip of the paintbrush handle for snow. Jennifer Behymer
Did this project with the kids - didn't use tape to create the trees, though. Instead we cover a white paper with lines of black paint, then cut out the trunks randomly from the page. Used a spray bottle filled with white paint and water to create the snow effect.
Red Bird in Birch Trees, stained glass mosaic art by Melanie Cummings - original mosaic wall hanging made using hand cut stained glass encased in two different colors of grout: background of light grey-taupe color w/ the sun peaking through the forest in pale creamy white grout blending out into the darker grout. All colors are neutral, except the cranberry bird - $ 350-- , via Etsy.