So I don't know who this person is, but I like their quote:
There is an undeniable urgency when painting outdoors – nature's so grand, the canvas so small. It takes the human mind with all its grand abilities and complexities to sort through the overwhelming visual feast set before it and re-create on canvas the essential components of such beauty and wonder. - Jan Blencowe
My thumbnail sketch here is pretty sketchy, to say the least. But ... we had a great time watching the birds and other wildlife at this little lake in the Tetlin NWR.
We think this little sandpiper is a Lesser Yellowlegs.
It is sometimes hard to tell. He was getting pelted by the rain! (We were in a blind.)
We saw beaver, muskrat, Sandhill Crane (heard them too!),
Spotted Sandpiper, grebe, scaup, Common Goldeneye, Mew Gull, Gadwall (?)
I did a teeny painting! (see above quote)
|Summer Green 6x8 inches, oil on linen|