Tri-colored Heron

There is a lot of soft mauve color in this painting. The sun is setting, coloring the water on the marsh a rosy hue. The Tricolor heron, formerly known as the Louisiana heron, inhabits marshlands, swamps and shore along the eastern coast of the US from breeding grounds in New England, southward to Florida and the Gulf Coast, all the way to Brazil. In the painting, you can just see a glimpse of the white belly that identifies this dark heron
It was fun to paint the water and the reflection of the heron. I think you can really feel the quiet of evening when you look at this painting - the soft plop of the heron's bill as it dips in the water, the stillness all around...
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