I started work on a new painting yesterday of a great blue heron. This piece is an oil and measures 9 x12. Not a whole lot to see right now; it's just loosely blocked-in. I observed this grumpy fellow on an overcast day at Chincoteague NWR last year. Great Blue's always appear mad or grumpy-looking to me. This one was especially so since the day was chilly and there was a cold wind whipping his feathers about.