American Avocet (9 by 12" oil on canvas) Collection of Artist
I decided to create this painting after all the American avocets I seen at "the slough" where I grew up near. I remember this one summer when I must of been 14 it was a dry year and the water level had receded drastically at the slough. Leaving a beach like appearance bordering the water's edge. This brought in the Avocet's in great numbers that year and I remember watching them so many times that summer and how they always seemed to me like some exotic creature the way they stood out significantly among other shore birds with their bright colours.