Sandhill Cranes

Not too long ago I noticed a swoop of Sandhill cranes flying high above my house. There were about 100 of them and they were circling, diving and changing direction all over the place.

I quickly got the camera to document this craziness and got a few interesting photos. I love changing seasons because we often get to see migrations, awakenings, and other changes. It keeps things interesting.

Bird in Acrylic

Inspired by the art of Gennine Zlatkis, I painted this bird in acrylic high-flow paint and inks on watercolor paper. Birds are really fun to draw and paint because their basic shape is easy to recreate but there is so much you can do to it in the way of colors and details. I’m sure I’ll move on to other subjects but there are so many birds around me to paint that I feel I need to get at least a few of them down on paper.