Picture Profile: 1806 “Fantastic Catch” (Grey Heron and Chubb)

Fantastic Catch (Grey Heron and Chubb)

Commission SOLD. Artist Code: 1806. “Fantastic Catch” (Grey Heron and Chubb). Completed 23rd March 2019. Original water colour 22″ x 30″, Aquarelle Arches 100% cotton rage paper 140lbs. Prints available.

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This painting was commissioned by a visitor to my Cambridge Open Studio weekend in July 2108. As I had several other commissions on the go at the time, it was not possible to start this painting until late 2018. It is a large painting for a water colour, and took many hours to paint. The commissioner requested a painting similar to “A Quick Preen by Buttermere” (Artist Code 1101, see below) and asked especially that I replicate the subtle blues and greys.

Some paintings, including this one, could not have been possible were it not for kind friends who give permission to use their photographs as resources. In this particular instance, I am indebted to Stephanie James for her wonderful heron photographs taken at Hinchingbrooke Country Park. I used several of her photographs to come up with the design and added a log and a few aquatic plants. It was a lovely painting to do because I made most of it up as I went along!

SOLD 1101 A Quick Preen by Windermere

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