It's a dream being on the Pacific Flyway if you're into ducks and geese and flying wildlife.
Migration up and down the Flyway are an extra season to our year. Living at the end of the Delta is a joy - winds make the temperatures here in West Sacramento average 5 degrees less than our big city neighborhood when it's blowing. The quacks of ducks and geese flying overhead in formation is a part of everyday.
Process: Art Spectrum Terra Cotta paper makes no underpainting required! In this case, it's a perfect foil for an essentially blue painting. I love the way the pastels skip across the surface which seems to be just the right amount of grit to result in broken lines, enhancing the 'impressionistic' quality.