Spring Fishing

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 March 19, 2017 at 2:09pm

Thank you, Art.  I appreciate it!

Comment by Art on March 19, 2017 at 6:53am
Love it Sarah
Comment by Sarah Irland on March 15, 2017 at 8:13am

Thanks, Mark.  Ginnie Springs is truly a gorgeous spot.  The water is an amazing color.  I found it very challenging to do justice to the scene I had photographed!

Comment by Mark S Ward on March 15, 2017 at 8:02am

Hi Sarah, your beautiful vivid colors are so inviting! I claim dibs on the large rock in the foreground to sit on and watch all this.

Comment by Sarah Irland on March 15, 2017 at 7:40am

Thank you, Mary.  Good to hear from you. Glad the foreground looks right to you. I started this one while we were traveling, which is never ideal - and finished up once we got home several days ago. Still not sure it is done, but knew it was time to stop. It is hard to get to a place where I feel satisfied with a current painting.  I hope it means I am still learning and growing!

Comment by Mary on March 15, 2017 at 7:04am

Beautiful painting Sarah with your immediately recognizable style.  Your foreground details are so realistic.  

Comment by Sarah Irland on March 14, 2017 at 5:13pm
Thanks, Wenda. Your positive words mean a lot. It is so hard, sometimes, to get a painting to look the way I want. Just need to keep on painting!
Comment by Wenda Spooner on March 14, 2017 at 3:17pm

i commented on this yesterday, it disappeared i guess. your water is always beautiful Sarah. the heron came out great. i just love the foreground trees, the bark and leaves are awesome :) very tranquil...

Comment by Sarah Irland on March 14, 2017 at 1:03pm
Thank you, Susan. It was such a beautiful spot, but so much harder to paint than I thought it would be.
Comment by Susan G. on March 14, 2017 at 12:56pm

Sarah, you did some amazing detail in this painting!  And the turquoise water is beautiful along with the reflections.

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