Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cattail Cluster

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.

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