Friday, July 31, 2009

Great Blue Heron

Mister Blue - Great Blue Heron
Oil on Canvas

This Great Blue Heron lives on ocean-front property off the coast of New Hampshire. I painted him from a photo taken last week by my talented friend Sharon, a photographer who captures images like this one simply by traveling a mile or two from her front door.

Great Blues have a wonderful call and can be seen across the US. While researching Mister Blue, I found a great Web site where you can hear the voice of the Great Blue Heron. Take a look and scroll down a bit for the play button. Cool, yes?

A huge thanks to Sharon for allowing me to use her images! You can see more of her photography on her blog. You'll want to get a cup of coffee and stay a while...
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