Dunes with Sand Coreopsis

Dunes with Sand Coreopsis
I started this painting quite some time ago, then with one thing and another, it got pushed aside.  Finally I was ready to tackle it once again.  Sections of the sky needed to be repainted, and I wanted to add a killdeer.  One wonderful summer walking the Dune Trail weekly in my capacity as butterfly monitor, I noticed a killdeer creating a nest right by the trail.  As the weeks passed I saw eggs appear, then fluffy babies scampering around.  It was with that summer in mind that I added the bird here and completed the painting.  It is really large~36x48"!  I used that sized canvas so I could really make it seem like you are there, standing on the trail, hearing the wind and the birds.


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 Melissa Blue Fine Art • Antioch, IL
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