Mute Swan No.2

Mute Swan No.2

9 x 12
Oil on Canvas
Reproductions Available

The inspiration for this painting was a particular mute who kept himself away from the rest of the swans  — both mutes and tundras — during my daily corn feeding. For some reason he was off to the side and not pushing and shoving to get into the fray. Out of concern I threw some corn directly to him and he seemed to hiss a thank you on his way back to the marsh and his nesting area.