In that split second of discovery- light casting shadows on a tree, a bird caught in a momentary perch, or a crane calling you to attention- the creative juices in me start flowing and down the road, a painting evolves. Watercolor gives me the glow of light I see in nature, but acrylics seem to give voice to certain other subjects. And above all, nature is inspiration for my inner life.
Near the marshy borders of the Wisconsin River where I live in southern Wisconsin, the landscape is blessed with numbers of Sandhill Cranes. I am thrilled with their ancient beauty! Close to home is the International Crane Foundation which gifts me with all fifteen crane species in the world. That organization can gift you, too.