My painting of a Red Crowned Crane was inspired by my father-in-law who enjoyed ballroom dancing:
Also known as a Japanese Crane, it is renowned for their spectacular and elaborate courtship dances – usually performed in pairs.
This Crane symbolizes long life and since my FIL lived until he was 87 , it seemed fitting! Dancing became the highlight of his life in his later years which I’m sure helped him live a long life too. 😃
I sketched my painting in pencil and then outlined it with a Micron pen on 140 lb cold press watercolor paper – painting it with gouache.
Happy Dancing! 🌟🌟🌟