I recently completed this commissioned painting. The scene is of a quiet tidal marsh near where we were staying last winter. I just happened on the place which I found while exploring a wooded area near where we walked most evenings and immediately set about doing studies of the area. What I liked most about this place was that it was surrounded by trees and there were no signs of any habitation at all. Clapper rails called nearby along with Greater Yellowlegs a bit further away, and a Belted Kingfisher made this river its home. Some evenings we would hear the hooting of a Great Horned Owl over by the other side on the marsh and resident Bald Eagles perched in their favorite tree overlooking the estuary - magic!