Sunday, November 27, 2011

Today's Oil Study - Flying Cattle Egret

I've been wanting to figure out how to paint fields of green grass without decided to paint cattle egret in flight.  They're seen from coast to coast, but I often see them out in the middle of the desert at the California/Arizona border in Blythe and Brawley, both agricultural areas where it is not uncommon to see mixed groups of cattle egret and white-faced ibis. 

I like this piece for its simplicity.  I'm so used to painting great or snowy egret, I just shortened the necks and legs - and voila, cattle egret!

204 - Flying Cattle Egret
5" x 7" oil on board, unframed
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