Great Egrets were hunted nearly to extinction for their plumes in the late nineteenth century, sparking conservation movements and some of the first laws to protect birds, so when I set out to capture one, it was only to do so with the greatest respect — in oil on canvas. And I have to say, capturing a Great Egret in oil was a fun challenge!
I took this photograph while I was out golfing and decided that it would be fun to paint this amazing — graceful and dignified looking — specimen. And, as any painter will tell you, white furred or feathered subjects are a real challenge!
And I have to say I am pleased with the results. This painting was, well, FUN to create. I think I did capture the dignity and grace of this creature, and the intricacy and beauty of its feathers.
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