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Take a gander at this!

I work at Boeing, a large factory which turned the Duwamish River corridor into a very industrial environment. There is an exception, one of the last buildings to be constructed also included a park-like area. It is very popular with both the employees and wildlife. I felt like I had entered into a magical glade the other day when we turned out of a parking lot into this very scene. I had a pad of paper with me and did a quick sketch of these elegant birds.

None of the other people walking had any interest in disturbing these birds, so while the ever vigilant parents watched, the babies all continued with their naps.

This is a watercolor painted on handmade paper. I bought just one sheet a few years ago, and was afraid to try it at that time because I was afraid I would ruin it. I am happy to say it is not ruined. It is for sale $100.00 buys you a gaggle of geese.

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  1. June 20th, 2011 at 10:57 | #1

    I see why you grabbed a ad and had to getn this down on paper; It is truly irresistible !

  2. June 20th, 2011 at 03:47 | #2

    Love how the elements repeat: the rhythm of tree trunks continued in the form of the parents’ necks. Nice serene painting.

  3. S J
    June 19th, 2011 at 08:48 | #3

    Wonderful! If I hadn’t just bought the face plant of Barbie, I’d consider this for mr. rick.

  4. June 19th, 2011 at 06:54 | #4

    You are good, Mimi; I feel like I am there with them!

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