15x11 watercolor on 140 lb cold press Bienfang paper, a support not used in a long while. These cattails were growing in a small marsh along Warrior Road in Ruidoso New Mexico when I shot this in the fall. You can see where redwinged blackbirds have picked at their inner material causing a pale whitish yellow fluff almost like cotton. Other reeds grow alongside in perfect natural harmony to provide rest and food for wildlife. This one took about 2 days to complete.
Image is COPYRIGHT 2015 Kay Smith.