I haven't been on the blog much lately and for good reason. I have been working on finishing up a large 30"x40" commissioned painting (below) for a gentleman from Colorado. This sunrise scene is of his property on the South Platte River and will soon include a flock of ducks, more water detail and more foreground grasses to enhance the depth a bit more. It was inspired by my painting "First Flight" that is included in this year's Ducks Unlimited National Art Package. This second image is a detail of the upper right hand corner of the above scene . It shows the the cottonwoods and early morning mist in the background, as well as the detail included in the willows along the river.