Below you we see the various stages of my painting as I go through the process of creating this piece. I also will provide comments and my thoughts during a particular stage. If you are a fellow artist, and you have any questions and/or comments, please do not hesitate to drop me a line.
9 x 12 Oil on Panel
This painting came from a reference photo from one of my friends – Thanks Cat! She took the photo while visiting Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. I really liked the colors. I did move the reflection of the heron in the water, and added more of it that was not in the photo.
Completed the sketch on the panel and underpainting. Will begin working on the background and water before moving onto the heron.
Completed the background details of the trees, and started to work on the glazes for the water. I applied a dark green glaze. The final glaze will be a light grey/blue.