This egret drawing is done...I tweaked the darks some. Made the contrast
deeper. And then worked on the bird a little more.
I would still like to do some more of these egret subjects. I am trying
some now in watercolor, and there may be some
colored pencil ones too.
It is so ironic. I am a Texan by birth. I have lived in Louisiana
now, however for 35 years. When I first opened the gallery,
I cannot tell you how many people asked me if I had
any "white bird in the swamp" paintings. I was doing some
still life, lots of wildlife, and some architectural pieces. I didn't
have any swamp paintings at the time, and it would make me
slightly irritated. The longer I lived here, the more fascinated
I became with the swamp. And now I have done lots
of swamp scenes and photography. Now I just need those
customers to come back!