I wasn't happy with this painting after looking at it for a while.
I struggled with the acrylics to get covering power in the snow and defining the form in the branches,
everything looked so bland.
I decided to use the oils and see if I could improve on what I had already. A little color (greens and browns) was put in the thicket, the snow on the branches now stood out better from the background and some work was done on the cardinal.
I'll put it away for a while and take a look at it later to see if I like it or if it needs more work.