Hawk, Bird Painting, Wildlife Art "High and Dry" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West Out back of our house is an old corral, windmill, and stock tank. Our land is no longer a working ranch, so our stock tank is for our enjoyment and the pleasure of passing deer, coyotes, bobcat, and birds, birds, birds. We’ve even constructed ways for small animals to climb up to take a drink, climb down, or climb out of the tank if they fall into it. It’s really a wonderful piece of our lives. Every once in a while we put some water plants into the tank to see what will happen. This painting depicts one of those times when the water lilies bloomed. Against the green water and with the reflection of the windmill, I thought it was a spectacular thing of beauty!