Earlier this spring, I was out walking with my son and we saw a Heron. These stately birds fascinate me, and I immediately began sketching one as soon as I arrived home. They visit our neighborhood briefly each spring, and every time, I am inspired and awed by their beauty.
I began this painting working from the sketches and photographs I had taken at the beautiful Hillsborough Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA. As the painting evolved, it became clear to me that I was painting an entirely different landscape than the one I had started painting, and went with it. This landscape exists only in my head, and on this canvas. I would love to spend a relaxing day on this calm coast. Want to meet me there?