"A Silence Broken" Ruffed Grouse and Red Fox, 11"x14" Oil on panel.
Inspired by a real scene near my home, one very cold Thanksgiving morning a few years ago. The sky was clear but the air was so cold that moisture was turning to ice crystals and glittering down in the sunrise, creating a very ethereal scene. All was silent. While I didn't see the fox in person, the tracks in the snow let me know that it was there shortly before I was.