Thursday, July 19, 2012

Great Blue Heron and Cypresses

5x7" pastel on sanded paper

This is worked from a photo I admired (from ronnieb) at morgueFile, a reference photo site.  I was drawn to the light, cool colors of the bird on the contrasting cypress trunks.
Sometimes it is refreshing to use the photos of others (which are being clearly offered for common use...almost all photos online are copyrighted, including mine on this blog).  The ones I choose are usually subjects I'm very familiar with but just have a certain something I personally haven't captured digitally.

A bit of subtle house cat drama, subtle interaction being the exception with these guys...
while sunbathing below a bright skylight...Stormy, the bathed, narrates.


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wait, i'm not so sure i want tis...


well.......okay


 now don't stop...

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1 comment:

  1. sweet. Can't resist anything cats.
    I like your sandhill cranes study and I'm in a bird mode myself. Look forward to the large painting.

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