Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Great Blue, realistic impressionism, heron,
9 x 12 inches
(Ready to frame)
Acrylic on canvas board
(canvas mounted on archival hardboard)
This is a take off from a painting I did in May called "Hidden Truth." I zoomed in closer and used a different photo for the bird. I wanted a great blue heron instead of a white egret. I reversed the whole setting but still kept the lighting from the right. Worked in thin dark layers first, then added the thick bright colors and details. I like the strength of this composition: the heron is off center, and the shadows behind him set him off.