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Thursday, March 11, 2010

#016 Great Blue Heron Tossing a Fish


We found a tolerant, hunting great blue heron last Saturday. I’ve never been so close to one in full breeding plumage. The brightness of his colors came as a surprise. What a treat!

Watercolor on heavy-weight sketchbook paper. Painted from our photos.

6 comments:

Teri C said...

OMG!!! This is just GORGEOUS!!!!

Kelly said...

...absolutely beautiful. I love the shading around they eye...gorgeous.

kslaughter said...

What a treat indeed! And your painting is a real treat for us! I love everything about this Elva---just amazing~~

cindyzlogic said...

Wow! That's awesome! Fantastic detail!

Laure Ferlita said...

GORGEOUS!!

Bird Girl said...

You really nailed this one! Down to the blue eye lore that is only present during breeding plumage! Wow, I LOVE it!!!