While this isn't exactly a sketch, it took me many sketches to arrive at this point in this painting!
This is a 24" x 18" watercolor painting of a Blue Heron that I had spotted during a walk along the water with my Uncle John near Broadkill Beach.
We were watching a Blue Heron as it hunted for fish, and he kept glancing over at us, almost with a look of annoyance. After a few minutes, he lept up and flew in a wide circle to change his hunting spot- obviously a little disgruntled that we were watching him. This painting is an actual view of this magnificent bird as he flew right past us. Beautiful, prehistoric and effortless flying.
A. E. West
Fine Artist with interests in Conservation, History and Nature paints subjects from coastal Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Upstate New York.