There is so much that attracted me to this scene that it’s hard to pin point what really started me on this piece. The greens along rivers are so varied, but there is a time of year when it is such a fresh vibrant green that it makes your soul soar! You can feel the growth and health of the environment and it feels good to your core to be there, this river was at that time. Into these living greens come the beautiful white egrets, living glowing reminders of what this place should look like.
I wanted to fill this painting with these graceful birds and move the viewer’s focus from right to left as the departing birds moved down the river. Paintings this size are really time intensive, which means all the time and love that I put into it is a gamble. I know what I am trying to do, but I’m not sure it will happen and by now I have so much time into it. So I sweat it, I keep working, staring, working, staring, wondering, hoping…then one day it pops! This one pops!!Purchase