Friday, September 24, 2021
Working the Edge, tricolored heron, mixed media
"Working the Edge"
I saw this heron while we were out fishing in the rim canal at Lake Okeechobee. He fished that edge for quite a while and I got some nice pictures of him. This was a fun little impressionistic painting with lots of loose brush strokes and bright colors.
I hid some clear colored beads in colors that match, so it is a somewhat hard to see them until the light hits them. There are some peach and orange beads on the hill, green ones among the lily pads, and a few blue ones near the rocks in the water. The blue ones show up the best, which was the goal, so it adds more sparkle to the water.
Framed it in a nice wide custom frame and embellished it with silver lace along the inside lip (see below).
5 x 7 inches