featured painting: Morning Light - American Avocets, 22" X 30", watercolor
I used a floating blind on a lake in Montana to peek into the lives of these avocets during their nesting season. The blind worked so well that I was able to get within a few feet of the birds without them knowing I was there. Thus I was able to witness their natural behaviors at close range. Kalon Baughan joined me on this trip with his floating blind, and we used walkie-talkies to communicate.