Acrylic on canvas board. The colorplay on the water and the bird’s pose had me mesmerized. I was inspired by prince’s song “Gold” so I had to make my crane gold and not of a reddish hue which it was originally! Before this painting I made a study in pastel which is strangely different from the acrylic version, much lighter and less dense somehow. He lifts his leg as if to strike a ballet pose, as if to begin painting something in the water.