"Sandhill Crane Family"
16" x 20"
Oil on Canvas
copyright by Artist, Brenda Hofreiter
During one of my painting sessions out at Lake Woodruff Wildlife Preserve in Deland, FL this adorable young family of Sandhill Cranes walked right in front of my easel. I couldn't resist a chance to snap a photo. It is early spring and the Sandhill babies were right at that awkward fuzzy stage and both parents were guarding them pridefully. During a raining session here in Florida I was forced into my studio where I couldn't resist painting them in their environment. The Sandhills are on the endangered species list and are beginning to make a comeback here in Florida. They frequent golf courses and open land. It is wonderful to see them again and hear their cries as they fly by.