Thursday, May 21, 2015

1189 Great Blue

Oils on medium burnt sienna oil tinted foundation on commercial canvas - 20 X 16 (inches) Started 5 pm Saturday Jan 28, 2012.
I have a great respect for great blue herons. They are quiet, efficient and solitary stalkers for a living and don’t leave much evidence of their passage. They seem to prefer seclusion away from the hustle and bustle of man. They are death to the resident frog population but everyone has to eat and as long as everything is in balance, it is good. For me, their arrival marks the start of spring and their departure, winter.
They have nothing to do with the other “great blue” whale except they seem to share the same attributes. Both species require our protection and more importantly, the preservation of their environment.

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