Heron Reference – June 2021

Heron reference for June 29th class. Not a classic heron pose but a good combination of lights and darks and a good shot of the feet.

We’ll likely leave the background white and concentrate on the bird itself.


Ultramarine blue

Burnt sienna

Lemon yellow

Orangey red like cadmium red/vermillion/naphthol/pyrrole

Pinkish red like quin rose/quin red/alizarin crimson



A 10 or 12 round for most of the painting.

A pointed synthetic for detail work.


Maybe a spray bottle for putting some texture into the branch

Some opaque white for details although this is optional and we may not use it.