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First Signs of Spring: Acrylic Painting

Last weekend, I went birding with a good friend. It was a warm day for North Michigan (as in, the first day above 10 degrees F in weeks). I told her, “I doubt we’ll see any egrets or herons yet, it’s too cold.” Well, in one of the marshes that has just started thawing, I saw the following, and painted this in hopes that spring will be here soon (it is snowing here as I type).

acrylic painting of heron in a marsh with snow in Michigan
“First Signs of Spring,” acrylic, 16 X 24 inches

I chose the title because the water thawing, and the heron, are both early signs of spring here in the north. I painted this with my usual palette.

Now, I am waiting eagerly for the egrets to return, too!

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