Friday, February 5, 2010
Yellow Crowned Night Heron Day 6 Tuesday Jan 19, 2010
If I was a cartoonist, I'd have a lot of fun spoofing this large "ave." They sit on branches still as statues, sometimes facing away from all the action in the estuary. Looking grouchy and taciturn, they juveniles try to get a rise out of them and they sort of hunch up their shoulders and retreat deeper inside themselves. Sketching and painting this quirky heron felt like getting inside it a bit. I smile when I see them.