Last month I was asked by Jan Horton, who teaches art classes at Austin Elementary, if I would be willing to donate a painting for a fundraiser they had on Feb 11th. The purpose was to raise funds to support the art program at the elementary school, and donated pieces would be sold at a silent auction at the Mobile Botanical Gardens. Here is a fun painting I did to donate to the silent auction. I wasn't able to attend (this was the night of winter storm warnings and miserable weather here in the "sunny south"), so I hope it sold. This is called "Big Catch" (acrylic on canvas, 12" x 24"), and is based on a snapsnot I took of the egret at Scott's Landing one day when we were plein air painting. The bird is a successful fisher, but I think this fish was taken from the bait bucket and given to the bird by the marina manager.