Besides trout, birds are my second favorite wildlife creature. The Great Blue Heron being on the top of my list of favorite birds. I cant say this was painted quickly. It is only about 25% of the painting that I started with. My pencil sketch was intended for a linocut but I decided to try it in watercolor first. The idea was too linear and my brush couldnt achieve the results without using 3 rolls of masking tape. So I cropped without rEgret.