8 May 2016

Heron


Isn't the blogosphere wonderful? Well...it can be. Last month I posted a photograph of  a grey heron I had spotted in a local park. He was patiently and threateningly stalking prey in an old millpond.

A visitor called Jan who lives in Destin, Florida spotted the photo and asked me if she could use it to develop a painting. I agreed as long as Jan promised to send me a photo of her finished work.

Well that photo arrived last week and here it is....
May I hereby applaud Jan's artistry and thank her for using my photo as the basis for a fine painting. I am sitting here with a pyramid of small Yorkshire puddings feeling as smug as a chubby tax exile on a British Virgin Islands beach.

16 comments:

  1. How wonderful! And I love the painting. Nice work, Jan in Florida!

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    1. Jan has a surname but I didn't have her permission to use it.

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  2. Congratulations to both of you. You have a good reason to feel smug!

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    1. Smugness is usually an unpleasant human trait but I think this smugness is okay.

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  3. And sitting there sipping on a Mumbai Topaz, no doubt! ;)

    I think it's wonderful Jan from Destin, Florida used your photo of the heron as the subject of her painting, Yorkie. I, like you, would be feeling pretty thrilled about it, too, if this had been requested of me. Great photo and great painting. :)

    It was the heron's destiny to be a part of photographic and canvas artistry history. Well done to you both...and to the heron.

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    1. I am not drinking a Mumbai Togaz, I am drinking a Bombay Slammer mixed with a Madras Bomber and a Calcutta Explosion while I toast Jan Van Gogh.

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  4. Yes the blogoshpere is wonderful...and well done both.

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    1. There so much poo on the internet, it is good to remind ourselves that many nice things happen too.

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    1. "Chuffing" - that's a good word. I thought it was a small warbler.

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  6. Wow! Thanks everyone

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    1. I hope you know how to curtsey Jan!

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  7. That's great! Remember how the Florida native in me was marveling that herons are also found in England? And now a Florida painter uses a photo of an English heron as a basis for her work! It's kind of funny, really, at least to this Florida boy now living in England. :)

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    1. And there was me thinking that all Floridians are like comatose beached whales in swimsuits.

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  8. What a lovely idea to use your excellent photo as a basis for her beautiful painting. Jan is a very talented artist.

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    1. Do you think I should send her a photo of me at the naturist camp playing tennis?

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