Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Egret Colony

Every April you can find a colony of egrets raising their young in the trees at Kraft Azalea Gardens in Winter Park. It is an amazing sight to see so many egrets in one area. There could be a dozen nests in just one tree. I decided to watch the birds while creating a painting of this experience during the Winter Park Paint Out. It took me a couple of days to finish this piece. I let the watercolor and the masking fluid dry overnight before I removed the masking fluid and continued working on the Spanish moss, the birds and their nests the next day.