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Taking Off (watercolor)

This is a 12" x 16" watercolor on Arches 140 lb cold press of my favorite Great Blue Heron "Taking Off." The reference photo is Taking Off.

MANY THANKS FOR ALL THOSE GREAT SUPPORTIVE COMMENTS, AND FOR THE GREAT BLUE HERON'S NUMBER 1 IN ALL GALLERIES FOR THE DAY OF NOVEMBER 24, 2007! I AM DEEPLY GRATIFIED AND APPRECIATIVE!

59 Comments

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Wes Schuelke 08 Nov 2019

Awesome color.

Cristina Andrisan 09 Jun 2012

wonderful watercolor

ruth sears 05 Jan 2010

beautifully done,I love that shade of blue.

Anonymous Guest (IP: 88.1.89.95) 13 Nov 2009

Marvelous composition. Belle Bird in blues. The great elegance. Good composition and to refine tones. Wonderful, Emily. José

Cathy Howell 26 Aug 2008

Really beautiful work, Emily!

Ruth Kauffman 28 Dec 2007

I love this painting, Emily!! The blue color is just stunning!!!

George Wallis 22 Dec 2007

excellent composition color and details

Irene Nowicki 12 Dec 2007

sensational bird - Emily

Sherry Weisel 01 Dec 2007

This is beautiful! All your birds are ;) My birds all turn out lookin like buzzards :D

Natalie G 01 Dec 2007

Fafulous artwork, Emily. Wonderful colors and composition.

Rusty Woodward-Gladdish 30 Nov 2007

I love this one Emily! The colours and movement are particularly appealing. A mini masterpiece!!!

v blair 29 Nov 2007

This is gorgeous Emily!

Mary Janosik 26 Nov 2007

You have done such a wonderful job on this majestic bird!!! Really gorgeous!!

Francis Rivera 26 Nov 2007

Wow! This is so beautiful! Lovely painting! ^_^

Jan van Baarle 25 Nov 2007

Beautiful work!! Well done!

kiddolucas lee 24 Nov 2007

B * E * A * U * T * I * F * U *L

mahesh konsam 24 Nov 2007

BEAUTIFUL COLORS U HAVE USED, EMILY !! EXCELLENT PAINTING !!

Jean M. Laffitau 24 Nov 2007

What a beautiful painting!!!

Cathy Holford 24 Nov 2007

That is beautiful!

helen tyralik 24 Nov 2007

lovely artwork

Heidi Fischer 23 Nov 2007

What an excellent work, Emily.I´m very excited to see a painting from you again. Wonderful

Minnie Shuler 23 Nov 2007

Excellent work, Emily. I really like your watercolor. Beautiful technique.

Patty Day 23 Nov 2007

Excellent work of art, Emily!!! Love it!

Cindy Lemoi 23 Nov 2007

Emily, this is a beautiful painting. You have many talents I see.

kath nepia 23 Nov 2007

SUPERB! LIKE THE FINE DETAILS..:)

Mrs.David Jobes(Dee) Jobes 23 Nov 2007

GORGEOUS Rendition of Your FANTASTIC Photo!!!Perfect framing!!!Just Stunning!!!Great Art,my Friend!!!:)

Peter Rivron 23 Nov 2007

Very beautiful painting Emily.

Jerry Hanks 23 Nov 2007

Excited to see a painting. It is very good. Jerry Hanks

Jessica Courtley-Rose 23 Nov 2007

Wonderful painting of your wonderful photo!

Sigridur Bachmann 23 Nov 2007

Beautiful work and lovely colors very good work Emily. 10+

Thomas Reed 23 Nov 2007

very nice, em

Hanna Stawska 23 Nov 2007

Very very well done, Emily!

Anneke Hut 23 Nov 2007

I love the water and the reed you have painted. The heron is wonderful with his marvellous blue colour.

mel taylor 23 Nov 2007

What a beautiful painting, Emily!! mel

tinsu kasai 23 Nov 2007

You have such great talent...your work is just amazing Beautiful!!!

Joke Schotting 23 Nov 2007

Great and beautiful work my friend Emily!!!

Reba McDonald 23 Nov 2007

A terrific job Emily.

Federica Bentivoglio 23 Nov 2007

Wonderful color.... I like blue... it is my favorite color!!!

Betsy Foster 23 Nov 2007

This is absolutely magnificent !!

Robin Foss 23 Nov 2007

Very well done.

Tom Berry 23 Nov 2007

Very, very nice work!

jamie winter 23 Nov 2007

fantatsic Emily

Gabriele Swanson 23 Nov 2007

what a beautiful watercolor Emily

Anonymous Guest (IP: 161.184.119.142) 23 Nov 2007

what a beautiful painting so realistic love it doreen

LouAnn Knight 23 Nov 2007

Gorgeous!!! What a glorious painting! Beautiful colors and so much life!! (Glad you indicated "painting" then I really looked)

Maria Murphy 23 Nov 2007

WOW..JUST BEAUTIFUL.EMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael Forbus 23 Nov 2007

Brilliant watercolor, Emily. Your work is just always so amazing and your kindness is only surpassed by your generous support and encouragement. Love you and your work and affection to all your family. Have a most lovely weekend. Michael

jane fabrycki 23 Nov 2007

Another beauty.

Lucia Stewart 23 Nov 2007

Wow Emily you always delight me with your fantastic skills!! Excellent work!

Chris Roukema 23 Nov 2007

Magnificent Watercolour, Emily! Wow!

Hui Zhu 23 Nov 2007

Ooow this is great ! wonderful painting !!!^^

Olga van Dijk 23 Nov 2007

wow...this looks EXACTLY the same like your picture "Taking Off." Even the size is the same! Only your watercolor heron is bluer than the picture... It's a pretty nice fellow Emily!

BILL NAGY 23 Nov 2007

Beautiful. I like it very much. BILL NAGY

joe valcourt 23 Nov 2007

stunning work of art--superior detailing--great

gregg dutcher 23 Nov 2007

Excellent details,...an great use of color,...two thumbs up!!!! :O)

sharon hughes 23 Nov 2007

This is so pretty,a beautiful outstanding painting.

Blue Doll 23 Nov 2007

this is outstanding Em..... I did go and see the picture... just a perfect painting!!!!!

Nira Dabush 23 Nov 2007

OUTSTANDING Watercolour,Emily..marvelous scene of nature

walt larsen 23 Nov 2007

unique and vividly displayed with color