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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Painting of Green Heron in breeding plumage using pastels

The rain and cold has kept me indoors lately and what better time than to finish the bird painting I had started a few weeks ago. With only just the branch left to do, I locked myself in the studio, put on some music (great motivator!) and grabbed my pastels. I may touch up the branch some more before framing the artwork but this little guy is pretty much "hot off the easel"...

Green Heron bird painting in pastel by avian artist Colette Theriault
Title: "Enchanted Moment"
Green Heron
Medium: Pastel on archival paper
Size: 13.5"x10"
To see more avian artwork, visit my website at http://www.colettetheriault.com/descriptions/paint1description/green_heron_painting.php

7 comments:

john said...

From what I can see of the pixelated image, it looks like one of your better pieces. I would love to see the actual artwork. Great job.

Colette Theriault said...

Thanks John! But what do you mean by pixelated image? I can see it fine here. Are you trying to enlarge it to view more detail?

Tracy Hall said...

beautiful piece Colette, nice to know the bad weather was good for something! The image looks fine to me, not pixelated.

hmuxo said...

What can I say, Colette!!! I absolutely LOVE this one! The branch is SO realistic and dead on. I work with pastels and could never get the fine detail you put into a painting!! Perfect piece.

john said...

Colette, I wish I was more knowledable about technical things, but for some reason all of the images of this particular pastel have had the appearance of being a very low dpi. All of your other works look great. I guess the problem is something at my end of the line.

Colette Theriault said...

Thx Tracy, Hilda and John! I alway appreciate your comments and love to visit your bolgs as well!
John, I'll check the res on those images and compare to my other posts.

Colette Theriault said...

Thx Tracy, Hilda and John! I alway appreciate your comments and love to visit your bolgs as well!
John, I'll check the res on those images and compare to my other posts.