Standing Heron, watercolor, 7″ x 5″

This majestic great blue heron was standing in the shallows fishing when we saw him.

It was a challenge for me to get the waves into the water without the water upstaging the heron.   I finally washed over the whole background a couple of times with clear water, softening the edges and picking up some of the paint, leaving the sharper details to the bird himself.