Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Blue Heron

6"x6" Oil on Gessoed Panel
with Palette Knife

The Great Blue Heron will always hold a special place in my heart. On the day that my son was born, the bird mysteriously showed up in a field that backed up to my yard. Ever since then,  the Great Blue Heron has made his presence known around milestones in my son's life. This graceful creature reminds me that my son is part of a larger community, and belongs to someone greater than all of us.


  1. Great painting,astounding how you manage to paint the heron with a palette knife including all its details.

  2. What a great painting and story. Thanks for sharing it.