The Gustavus Community Center has a nice little gallery space in its foyer, where local artists have been holding monthly themed shows. May’s theme is birds. It is a great opportunity for Steve and me to display some of our recent collaborative bird sculptures (Steve carves them and creates the mounts, and I paint them). This photo shows half of the show. I painted the kingfisher, warblers, and whimbrel. Steve painted the turnstone.

The swan painting on the left is also mine. It took me four years to paint… not because I painted slowly but because I couldn’t decide on an approach for the sky!