If you study the shorelines of the Columbia River, or its tributaries, you will occassionally spot a River Otter. Slinkier than their ocean-going cousins, they are very gregarious, chasing each other around--as if for fun. But, the play is also practice for hunting anything that moves in the water. Yes, I have even observed them trying to catch their own tails!
I have donated the original watercolor to The Dalles Art Center for their annual Auction fund raiser, Saturday November 5th; at 6pm. Please attend this fantastic "Art Round Up"event. See you there!