Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bird #5 Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Permanent marker, 05 January 2013, 11" x 14"

Great Blue Herons are regular company at the places where we fly fish throughout North America, so I imagine my fly fisher friends can appreciate this one.

The colors are a bit surreal... but it's Sharpie markers. What do you expect?

I think that's why I'm drawn to permanent markers as a medium- they force you to be creative with a limited color palette.


  1. Absolutely! We have a lot of blue herons that hang out at a pond across the street from my house. I love watching them. Kinda like watching paint dry. Good rendition Jay.

    1. Thanks, Cofisher. I think we could easily trade the colloquial phrase "take time to smell the flowers" for "take time to watch the herons"- a far more rewarding experience in my opinion.