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Heron on the Lake in Pink, no.2, atmospheric watercolour


Heron on the Lake in Pink no.2, is the second painting of a heron with a pink and purple background.  In contrast, this one is significantly larger. It is one of a series of  Atmospheric Watercolours using limited palettes.


I created the background of Heron on the Lake in Pink no.2 by building up layers of paint in many washes, hence creating a smooth transition from dark greys and purples, to pinks.


My walks around Heron Pond in Bushy Park, inspired this painting. Bushy Park is in South West London, especially beautiful at sunrise and sunset. In addition, it is a wonderful open place to walk and is great for wildlife – from herds of deer, numerous species of birds, ancient woodlands and winding waterways.

Aims of the painting

The heron gives a sense of tranquility and elegance as it gazes over the still water. Herons symbolise stillness, confidence and harmony, complimenting the mood of the setting. I aimed to capture the beauty and serenity of this moment in time. The painting invites the viewer to pause, breathe and immerse themselves in the peaceful ambience of this pink atmospheric watercolour.

If you would prefer a smaller painting with yellow hues, you may like Heron on the Lake at sunrise

Price: £380

Size: 54 x 76 cm within an outer mount measuring 70 x 100 cm

Surface: Saunders and Waterford cold pressed watercolour paper (650 gsm)

The painting will be signed.

The frame is not included. (Framed painting is possible, collection only. Please email me if interested.)