Monday, January 23, 2017
GREAT BLUE HERON - REVISITED
Day 23- 30 in 30 Challenge
The Great Blue Heron is a majestic sight whether cruising the coastline with slow wing beats or standing motionless scanning for prey. Sometimes it will wade belly deep making long, deliberate steps. When in flight, the heron tucks in its neck and the long legs trail out behind. A beautiful bird to behold and fortunately here in South Florida there is no shortage of them.
This bird was a joy to paint in 2014 - as a 36" x 24" oil. SILENT SENTINEL was then shown and sold immediately which was bittersweet. It's posted on the blog dated March 18, 2014. One of my all time favorite paintings. This is a small reproduction with a changed background and few details. There is no question, the larger version was more fun to paint (and took weeks) but I'm getting more confident with these little brushes and this one took only one day!