Soaring Over Sagebrush 2
Digital, iPad and Apple Pencil, 16″ x 16″
The past year I have had the honor of being the Artist-In-Residence for the Sagebrush Steppe Land Trust. I have enjoyed hiking through beautiful landscapes and creating a body of work that I hope will inspire the public to explore and appreciate the Sagebrush Steppe that covers southern Idaho. I am enthralled with the Turkey Vultures that we see no matter where we explore in Idaho. Their latin name is Cathartes aura, which means cleansing breeze. As they catch the high thermals their name fits them. This is a series of three soaring over the sagebrush steppe.
Generally I paint with acrylic paints on canvas or watercolors on paper. This past year I learned how to paint on my iPad using an Apple Pencil and an app, ProCreate. It is a very different medium that comes with its own strengths and challenges. My interest in Turkey Vultures is part of my love for the sagebrush steppe. These majestic, quiet and peaceful birds are not only crucial to our landscape but are lovely to watch as they catch thermals and soar without flapping their wings. This is my tribute to them.