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coconut
03-18-2012, 09:11 PM
This is done on blue mi-tientes 9x12 - any c&c would be helpful - I was trying for a foggy background :( Thanks for looking in :)
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Barb'sArt
03-18-2012, 10:06 PM
Hi coconut,
Nice job on this! I love the herons.They are plentiful at the lake near where i live.
As to helping create more of a foggy atmosphere...
maybe adding just a hint of something in the fog, like a shoreline, etc. Then blend it out carefully with whatever colors you are using for the fog? Hope that helps you a bit. Fog or any kind of mist is difficult for me too, so I'll watch for others suggestions as well.

nickib
03-19-2012, 01:18 AM
The blue Heron is beautiful!!! and I think Barb has a some great advice!!:clap:Nicki

KarenESP
03-19-2012, 07:36 AM
This is a GREAT piece!! The background gives a hint of mystery, just like the heron! Lovely lovely job!!

coconut
03-20-2012, 10:52 AM
Thanks Barb, Nicki and Karen for your comments and helpful suggestions ! :wave: Very much appreciated !

maryinasia
03-20-2012, 10:59 AM
beautiful! and so heron-like

I notice a lighter background echos the shape of its head and beak (and legs) -- might want to tweak that

Lexycat
03-20-2012, 02:07 PM
Lovely painting, I like the light filled look it has....

wildlifeart89
03-20-2012, 07:49 PM
Wonderful work! I think you've done an awesome job in capturing the grace and beauty of these birds.:)
Paige

coconut
03-21-2012, 11:10 PM
Thankyou Mary, Lexy and Paige for your kind comments !:wave:

chammi kaiser
03-27-2012, 03:49 AM
Lovely delicate work. You have captured that sense of stillness very well.