12 X 16 Acrylic on Canvas
Blue Heron at Ginnie Springs, Florida.
The water there is amazingly clear and turquoise blue which was very hard to capture.

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Comment by Sarah Irland on April 1, 2017 at 6:38pm
Thank you, Deborah. That is a very nice thing to say!
Comment by Deborah Alavosius on April 1, 2017 at 2:42pm

This is a beautiful painting Sarah.  I always want to go to the places that you paint!  You do a beautiful job with light

Comment by Sarah Irland on March 29, 2017 at 4:46am

Thank you, Linda! Your feedback is very appreciated!

Comment by Linda Wooding on March 28, 2017 at 8:08pm

 This is lovely Sarah!  You've made this scene very approachable with the lovely path down to the waters edge....and a great job painting the GBH! Your reflections in the water are done so well. Lovely painting!!

Comment by Sarah Irland on March 27, 2017 at 5:15am

Thanks, Pauline.  The water was truly beautiful at Ginnie Springs and there was a lot of wildlife.  My favorite kind of place!

Comment by Pauline Abbott on March 27, 2017 at 3:20am
The water is calling me in lol very nice
Comment by Sarah Irland on March 22, 2017 at 4:27pm
Hry, Philippe! Great to hear from you. Thanks for your positive feedback. Photographing a painting is a challenge. I always have to use software, at the very least to adjust the white balance. I guess we just have to keep working on it.
Comment by Philippe JOLLIVET on March 22, 2017 at 1:39pm

Great colours as always Sarah! (warm light, cool shadow, isn't it?). The strong values are very appealing. And when we look closer we see your accurate and beautiful brush strokes.

Ican't manage to take faithful photographies of painting. The same painting is different according the hour of the day. Every time I have to correct colours with my software.

Comment by Sarah Irland on March 20, 2017 at 5:31am

Thank you, Mike, for your kind words. Your positive feedback means a lot!

The bird in the painting is a Blue Heron. He was a very light blue grey in the reference photo, so I painted him light in the painting. I am afraid the photo of the painting lightened him even more. I am still working on photographing paintings so that the colors are matched exactly.

Comment by Mike Price on March 20, 2017 at 4:20am

Lovely work Sarah.  I like how you framed the (egret?) with the trees.  And what a job you did on the placid water surface.  There is no question on your light source.  Your highlights defined that very well.  Can't wait to see more of your work.

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