Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sea Grass (Snowy Egret) oil 30 x 45'' (SOLD)

I wanted to paint this Egret life size. I enjoyed the challenge of showing the sea grass caught in the wave. It was after a storm, and there were great clumps of grass floating in the surf.
  I'm really enjoying paintings birds life size. I painted a couple of life-size Peacocks last Summer The paintings were 8ft long. Next up is a life sized Osprey... I'm working up to a Rhino!!

6 comments:

Linda said...

That's gorgeous!

Matthew Hillier said...

Thanks Linda!

Tristan Alexander said...

This is amazing and beautiful!

LakhotiaNatureArt said...

Phenomenal stuff - always look forward to your posts. Loving the early stages depictions as well.

Matthew Hillier said...

Dear Lakhotia Nature Art, I am so pleased you like the different stages of the paintings. It's fun to show how I work through the painting from Idea to finish. I was worried I might be being a bit self Indulgent. The truth is I was doing a lot of teaching and my students always wanted to see the progression.Usually in the form of demos. I thought it would be fun to show this on my Blog. I would like to go further and discuss my techniques, brush work, color palette
etc.

Clive Meredith said...

its a beautiful painting matthew,i'm always in awe of your works but particularly these fabulous surf paintings.i,for one,would love to see a bit more about your techniques,colour palette etc.