Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Great Blue 12" x 16" acrylic $2300
This painting is for a show in Paso Robles this weekend called the Cattlemen's Western Art Show. It depicts a mature great blue heron standing next to a wetland. This particular bird was seen in Newport Bay, OR as I was getting reference for Pacific Brant - a federal duck stamp species this year. Herons always are intriguing because of their size and striking plumage. The white feathers and the long dark feathers behind the head are in the process of growing out here. By mating season, they will be long and elegant and perfect to attract a mate.