Monday, May 30, 2022



I spent some time watching this Great Blue Heron stalking the water around Swan Cove Pool, Chincoteague NWR. Being winter, the somewhat grey day didn't do much for the bird's plumage but I liked the interesting interplay between the tones and colors of the water and that of the bird. The heron was occasionally catching small fish but eventually flew away to try it's luck somewhere else. The drawings I did in the field later translated into this painting. Size is 12 x 9 inches, watercolor on Grumbacher paper.


John Holmes said...

Nice atmosphere, Jeremy...there’s certainly more colour in a Gt Blue Heron than a Grey one

Jeremy Pearse said...

Surprised me when I first saw them, being so used to seeing Grey Herons. I especially like the rusty tones of their 'trousers'.