June 25, 2012

Blue Heron and Sea Nymph

Last  Sunday morning on my beach walk, I was lucky enough to see this magnificent blue heron AND I had a camera with me.  Thankfully, the bird stood still long enough for me to get this shot.  Photo edited in Aperture.


Texture Tuesday's theme this week is flowers - oh no - I don't do flowers - hmmm...what to do.  Inspiration - add a flower to the blue heron photo.  What do you think - does that work?

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to see this painting at the Prado in Madrid.  (I have seen it in books before and always admired it.)  I made a quick sketch and thought it would be interesting to make a small wall hanging.

 The background, ocean waves and sea nymph's hair made using a Janome Expression felting machine.  Purell method of image transfer for fish; hand painted face; machine applique, beads, sequins, free motion machine quilted.  This piece measures 21 x 21.
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14 comments:

Merike said...

Hi! BLUE HERO and the flower does work very well. This is absolutely stunning image :)

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Pat. That blue heron photo is beautiful--what an amazing bird, don't think I've ever seen one. Also enjoyed your interpretation of the Sea Nymph. Very lovely.
best, nadia

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Pat. That blue heron photo is beautiful--what an amazing bird, don't think I've ever seen one. Also enjoyed your interpretation of the Sea Nymph. Very lovely.
best, nadia

ashok said...

very nice Pat

sommerfugldesign said...

What a great capture! And the flower really adds to the photo :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Love the heron except when they come looking for my fish in the pond. Your rendition of the painting was amazing. Valerie

kelly@thebluemuse said...

Ha, now that is funny, love the flower addition!

Jeanie said...

Love them both, but oh! How the blue heron captures my heart!

MG Atwood said...

I love blue herons. Nice job staying within the cue of flowers!

johanna said...

haha, clever solution! i love your blue heron!

Deanna said...

clever to add the flower...beautiful birds, so graceful & gorgeous, lovely image!!

A Garden of Threads said...

Neat idea!!!

Yvette Stafford said...

Pat, what a gem, I've never seen a blue heron up close, how lucky you were to be at the right place and time to take this shot!I love your deep sea creative artwork. Yx

kimB said...

We occasionally spot blue herons here in Alaska, but most of the ones I've seen were in Washington and Oregon. You did a lovely capture and the addition of the tulip is too cute :)

Fun take on the challenge!