Heron final 003

Often when I’m paddling my canoe, I go around a bend and see the head of a blue heron sticking up. It notices me, then it takes off with it’s big wings and long legs. What a stunning view!

I did this entirely by palette knife. I would get paint on it, then scrape it on the canvas. This gives an interesting texture. I’ve used contrast, like the light head against the dark background to give drama to the picture.

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June 6, 2013

jared @ 3:47 pm #

Really cool! I love the light!

Jennifer @ 3:52 pm #

I love the slightly abstract feeling of this painting, as well as the contrast, and shapes. It turned out wonderful.

christine @ 4:23 pm #

Beautiful, and im utterly amazed you did this with a knife, not a brush.

June 8, 2013

Susie @ 2:15 pm #

I am also amazed that you can get this kind of detail with a knife! What a great painting!!

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