Willets are usually at the edge of the surf, poking into the wet sand as they follow each wave in and out. This one, when I came on him, was standing above the splash line on one leg asleep. Eventually he noticed me getting closer and closer with my camera and opened his eyes, but still acted sleepy. I painted him with the golden late afternoon sun on his chest and head, and with lavender and gray where his feathers were in shadow.
Long-Billed Curlews #5 on East Beach, 24″ x 36″ Acrylic on panel. $1500
2 Whimbrels 2 Willets, Acrylic on Panel, 24″ x 36″, $1,200
Whimbrel & Godwit on Hendry’s Beach, 16″ x 20″ Acrylic on Panel, SOLD
Brown Pelican #1, 16″ x 20″ Watercolor, $500
Great Blue Heron #1, Hendry’s Beach, Santa Barbara, 22″ x 22″, Acrylic, $900
Long-billed curlew #1 at Hendry’s Beach: 16″ x 20″ watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper.
Marbled godwits 16″ x 20″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper
Willet #7 11″ x 13″ watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper
Whimbrel #9, 16″ x 20″ watercolor, $500
*Because the Gallery Owner, Sherry Spear, was flooded out in the Montecito flood, the gallery is mostly open by appointment in the near term. Aim Morhardt can let you in and make sales. Call or text him at (909) 451-3939.