Wednesday, December 17, 2008


My latest pastel attempt.....I hope you enjoy it.

I've been watching birds for some time now, and heron have always been a favorite. About ten years ago I lived in Lawrence, MA; an old mill town. The Merrimac River runs right through Lawrence. This once majestic river is recovering from the assault of dyes dumped into it when the mills were most productive. I'm happy to say that the wildlife is slowly returning with it.

I had a favorite "perch" back then and often watched cormorants, blue herons, egrets; all types of water fowl. One afternoon I was taking in the view, and in the distance an American Eagle came into view! I couldn't believe my eyes! His wing-span was massive. Occasionally tipping his wings he glided along the length of the river just a few feet above the water. I watched in silent awe for as long as the eye could see....breathtaking!

It's ironic that this gorgeous natural scene unfolded before me in the center of an old, now down-trodden industrial city. I feel lucky and grateful to have been able to capture this wonderful memory from such a dismal place.

Thank you for stopping by, and please feel free to leave a comment.


peachtreeart said...

Wow, this is well done, and I love all the vibrant colors in your other works also!

Anonymous said...

This looks great.

Anonymous said...

Oh Tracey! That is lovely!

You did a wonderful job on these two birds.

A beautiful, original idea, very well executed, thank you for sharing it with us.

Best wishes,

Kathleen said...

Tracey - this is so lovely - soft -delicate -and tender - I love these birds in nature and in your artwork - you portrayed them so very well -

I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday- and I am honored that you think we share interests and feelings - I never thought I might meet kindred spirits when I began to blog!

Merry Christmas Kathleen

Amy's Place said...


They do look as if they are dancing. They came out as graceful as the strokes you used to make them.