This is an original oil painting completed on a double primed cotton canvas support. This particular composition has a special meaning to me. I love how the natural world wakes up after a long, harsh winters nap. I live a bit west of Chicago, so images like these I have to see on television, online or paint them myself. Even in the Chicago area though, there are beautiful awakenings within nature we can enjoy. We may not have a secluded mountain river starting to flow so it can nourish the world around it, but we have our forest preserves that seemingly spring to life, small ponds, creeks and a couple of small rivers flowing to nourish the natural world here. Nature is truly amazing.