The bitter cold has past but it's still winter. I have seen a great blue heron in a front yard when I lived in Indiana - quite a surprise! I know it's too cold for this one to be around my house now!! Maybe he's keeping warm in Florida or South Carolina right now..
Again, painting from the background forward.
It was fun painting that lovely seascape behind him before tackling his feathers in lots of blues.
11" x 15" on Arches 300# hot press watercolor paper