Blue Heron

blue heron-1

We went on vacation to Hilton Head  Island, South Carolina last week and had such a great time. The island is full of wildlife and has many beautiful birds, like the Blue Heron. In Val Web’s Draw, Paint and Letter class our assignment was to watercolor a heron. This fit perfectly with our time away. So here is my very rough watercolored Heron. (I want to try again but am overcome with laundry at the moment!! 😉 )

Also I thought to share these rough quick ink drawings we we had to do for letter I in  Carla’s Y is for Yellow class. I have done these before and actually  really like making them. Because they are done with an ink dropper, I somehow lower my expectations and just enjoy the process, being thankful if anything good comes of them!

10 thoughts on “Blue Heron

  1. Oh my goodness, why would you try to do the heron any better — he is perfect! He looks just like the ones that fill my neighborhood and I think it’s frame-worthy and notecard-worthy — he is gorgeous. Oh! I just got an idea — why don’t you offer him as a high-resolution image to print from your site? That is, if you don’t decide to sell his likeness! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Valerie! I am so glad you like him- Thanks for all the ideas-! I made some cards this past Christmas- Maybe he will make it in a new batch this Christmas 🙂 Thanks for the encouragement 🙂
      xo

  2. I think it is so realistic — makes me feel like I am right there on Hilton Head enjoying the waterfowl —

  3. I would recognize him from your painting, Susie. Well done!
    I’ve not been to Hilton Head to stay but so many people I know vacation there and some find it the ideal retirement environment.

  4. Yay! Thanks Elaine! It is so beautiful there- A favorite place of mine- (even though we don’t golf or play tennis!) So peaceful – I hope you can visit there one day! with much love

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