Monday, July 13, 2009

The Shallows

Oil on board, 7" x 5"
$125 plus $6 shipping in U.S.

Thank goodness for sharp-eyed readers to keep us bloggers honest.

You may have noticed I changed the title of my last post from "Mustard Field" to "Canola Field." My friends Tim and Jon separately informed me that the yellow fields around here are not mustard but the unfortunately named rapeseed plant, which is used to produce canola oil. I did, however, read that rapeseed was in the mustard family, so at least I was in the ballpark!

Today's painting is of a blue heron out at Ladd Marsh. These exotic looking birds are very wary and usually fly off before I can get anywhere near, but this one kindly posed long enough for me to zoom my camera lens and get a half-decent shot.


Gary Keimig said...

very nice Don. We have a number of these magnificent birds here along the river and was thrilled to watch one catch a fish last year, bring it up the river bank and toy with it awhile befor finally swallowing it. I think it was a little larger than he figured. All this from our dining room window.

Sheryl Parsons said...

Oh, this is breathtaking!


Don Gray said...

Hi Gary--that must have been amazing to see. Thanks for the note.

Don Gray said...

Thanks, Sheryl--glad you like it.

Pierre Raby said...

I love this scene, mesmerizing.

Don Gray said...

Pierre--so good to hear from you. Thank you so much.