Blue Heron – Karen Winters Daily Painting

“Blue Heron” – 5 x 7 watercolor on paper


There’s an eBay activity going on right now Feb 1 – Feb 7 called SFA (Small Format Art.) The monthly theme is “bird” so I painted this and will put it up for auction tomorrow unless I get it done tonight, which I might. It will be listed under seller karencwinters, or click the eBay button in the left sidebar. You’ll find the link there.

This was drawn freehand and painted directly, freehand, with no masking. I think it just might be one of my favorite nature illustrations. Do you know someone who loves herons and would love a luminous and regal friend for their wall?

The bird is from a photo taken by my husband while we were painting at Newport Beach, California. He (she?) was sitting on a dock looking around for fish. To isolate this beautiful creature I made the background deep blue, which seemed for fitting for a blue heron.

Oh, and I just got back from a local art association meeting where I got some VERY good news about the results of the current Focus on Oils show. I’ll post that news tomorrow.