New Painting Finished, Sandhill Crane

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I was happy with the results of my attempt to paint a Sandhill Crane realistically and also to have it finished.  The amount of detail in the beautiful plumage was a real challenge.  The was done in acrylics on a 24 by 18 inch by .75 inch deep gallery wrap canvas with edges painted black.

Sandhill cranes are large birds with wing spans of  six to seven feet and they stand four feet tall.  They are migratory and live in fresh water wet lands.  I found a lot of interesting facts about them on the internet.

The origin of this painting started last winter when the birds came south to Texas and other southern states.  We (my wife and I) have been trying to get a good picture of a ‘sandy’ to from.  On most of our photo shoots we are in the car a lot to scout the country side.  Carolyn drives while I take photos.  We finally got some good pictures of some birds near Van Vleck, Tx about five miles from our home.  I picked a photo in which I was able to get close enough to get several nice shots of the bird .  The photos were not the best because the Sandhills are easily spooked and I didn’t have a lot of time for framing and focusing with my long range manual lense.  The bird was in a grassy field which made painting the background easier to paint.

I hope you like the painting.  I had a great time painting it.

Blessings My Friends,

Jimmie@Jimmiesart.com

Sandhill Crane Painting is available for purchase at: Https://bartlettpairart.com


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2 thoughts on “New Painting Finished, Sandhill Crane”

  1. This is a great one, Jimmie. Love the light and shadows. The only sandhill I ever painted was life size flying over on a ceiling in a young boy’s room in Palacios. Even your back ground is beautiful on this one. Love it!

    1. Thanks Shirley! Your comments made my day because you are my good friend and an artist whose work is fantastic.

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