Saturday, April 9, 2011

Marshland Egret

Marshland Egret
12"x16", 2011
An original oil painting on hand-gessoed hardboard; sold professionally framed; ready to hang.
Late afternoon light in the marshlands casts long shadows and always reflects piercing colors and passing clouds. Egrets can be observed wading in the shallow water amongst the reeds and edges of the marsh; standing very still in the water when they hunt fish... moving only their eyes.

This region of coastal Florida has attracted artists forever... and is home to many artist groups and communities. The area is a wildlife artist’s dream: to paint in secluded exotic and pristine ecosystems teeming with tropical flora and fauna... and is my new challenge for a series of larger studio paintings… as we are just upriver from where the famous Florida Highwaymen lived and painted in a style sometimes referred to as the Indian River School.

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