'Water Lover' oil on canvas 24 x 30

Thursday, February 17, 2011

'Misty Morning Swans'

One of the highlights of the winter season on the
south Island are the Tundra Swans that spend the
winter months here. Standing close to the marsh edge
when a small flock glides low overhead to land in the
water is a thrilling experience that warms the soul
even on a cool and damp west coast morning.
The marsh in those conditions softens sound
and the bugling calls of the swans
seem from another world.
Oil on wood panel 12 x 16.
Thoughts & comments always appreciated.


Deborah Younglao, Silk Painter said...

What a special place to be, Jeffrey. Brought to life in your painting.

I've had the pleasure a few times of being at a lagoon at dawn when the birds are waking up and descending from their tree roosts to feed in the lagoon. It really is thrilling to watch nature in action close up.

Jeffrey J. Boron said...

Thanks Deborah...a lagoon at dawn...niiiice!