Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Artwork--Blue Heron continued

She's coming along nicely. It looks like I've gotten a lot done, but I have miles yet to go on this. I'm excited, though! Been years since I worked a great blue.

They are one of the birds I grew up with. They'd hang out on our neighbor's dock (ours was only 2 sections long) but they were very shy and if they caught a glimpse of you off they'd go. Their shyness gave them an air of mystery. I always loved their grace, and I admired any creature that would tolerate contact with human-kind, however fleeting.


  1. During the trip to Michigan I mentioned, I saw the Blue Heron free and soaring for the first time...I knew I couldn't but had a feeling to touch this bird, don't know why...of course, didn't...anyway, love how you've captured the mystery of which you spoke in the eyes...

  2. I can't wait to see the finished product!

  3. Fabulous detail already. I particularly like the composition. The fanning out of the wing feathers in the foreground; a very nice and effective way to enhance the sense of scale and form. You get better every day, my friend. Love it. Love you.

  4. Maire, Blue Herons are one of my favorite birds. I have seen them in every place I have lived. Stately birds with wonderful colors. Your work is very nicely done. Aunt Terr