I haven't forgotten about the first version of Heron Girl BUT after Rebecca Guay posted a demo video on her website of her painting, "The Visitor", I had to try it. For the first time in a long time, I wasn't battling with the painting. I could actually SEE the finished painting in my head before I began. No scanned sketch this time either. I started on a 300 gm sheet of Arches watercolor paper.Sketched in the face and heron and reeds and then sealed it with 2 layers of acrylic matte medium. I then proceeded in oils, beginning with an under-painting just like Rebecca did in the demo.
Here's the final. 11"x 14".
And she sold too!