Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Eastern Great Egret


With this new painting I tried to capture the brightness of this Eastern Great Egret - Ardea modesta. The bird was preening and literally spreading light from the bright white feathers. From the sketchbook: 'This is the most beautiful heron I've ever seen. Extremely long neck. Amazing light as fine plumes on the back, more graceful than any swan or crane'. Another one from the Boondall Wetlands.


14 comments:

  1. Beautiful impression of the egret, and I love the water.

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  2. Delicate and elegant painting as usual, love the warm colours of this one and the apparent serenity of the bird. DeeBee

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  3. That is a stunning painting Matteo, you've really captured the brilliant white of the bird.

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  4. I like the atmosphere, and the colours interpretation!

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  5. Thank you everybody! The colour tempreature is probably due to the scanning, although is not too different from the original.. I never get 100% truthful in scannings..

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  6. Beautiful Matteo. It has a Japanese painting feel to it.

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  7. Thank you, I've been admiring Japanese and Chinese artwork for a long time...

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  8. I like the density and water reflection

    Greetings from Barcelona

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  9. This has such a lovely elegance to it - wonderful light and serene emotion.

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  10. ...this is one of the most beautiful egret paintings I've ever seen. Stunning...you definitely captured the feel of light and warmth.

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  11. Thank you Beatriz, Susan and Kelly, you are all very kind!

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  12. Exiting,and unique blog and I love your water color and ink sketches,they all highlight the beauty we find in nature.

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  13. Thank you Sy and Roger, it's very nice to meet you here!

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