One of the most fascinating creatures in the Adirondacks - the loon. The other morning, about 7 a.m., I took coffee out on the porch and listened to them calling on the lake. This pastel was done from a photo I took in the kayak last summer. I was glad I took this photo in high resolution because I wasn't actually close to this loon. I was able to crop and paint a close up view. They very rarely let you come that close.